Mass tort litigation pertains to cases affecting large numbers of people, typically resulting from defective products, environmental disasters, or public health situations, such as the Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder and opioid crisis lawsuits, and the asbestos and tobacco litigation cases. This blog intends to analyze critical mass tort cases like the Agent Orange Litigation of 1984, Asbestos Litigation from 1982, and the 2010 BP Oil Spill Litigation. Key tactics of powerful parties to influence settlements and limit liability, such as challenging plaintiffs' credibility, manipulating compensation funds, and declaring bankruptcy, will be explored. We'll also discuss the often-unfair distribution of compensation and the silencing of victims through non-disclosure agreements. Looking forward, the blog will touch on emerging trends including AI's contribution to such trials, the increasing occurrence of climate change lawsuits and product liability in the digital era. We aim to contribute towards a more transparent system by clarifying this complex area of law.
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