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Mark A. Behrens Reviews "Mass Torts in a World of Settlement" by Richard A. Nagareda

By Mark A. Behrens
March 20, 2008
Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda’s recent book, Mass Torts in a World of Settlement, explores the evolution of tort law from individual cases involving idiosyncratic events to the modern era of “mass torts” affecting large numbers of broadly dispersed persons. The book thoroughly analyzes the role of lawyers in many important mass torts including asbestos, Agent Orange, silicone gel-filled breast implants, the fen-phen diet drug combination, the state attorneys general tobacco litigation, lawyer-manufactured silicosis claims, and Vioxx....