No one knows mass torts like Brooklyn federal Judge Jack Weinstein. In more than 40 years on the bench, he has presided over pioneering asbestos, tobacco and gun cases, shaping the progress of litigation involving products that harmed millions. But in a provocative article in the Cardozo Law Review's online companion journal, Weinstein expresses his fear that mass tort litigation will not bring justice to the injured because of the judiciary's disregard for his favored vehicle, the class action.
Pioneering Mass Torts Judge Offers Impassioned, but Rueful, Defense of Personal Injury Class Actions
The American Lawyer
June 9, 2009