are civil actions that have many plaintiffs involved against one or several defendant corporations. The suits can be venued in state or federal courts. The term “mass” has several layers of meaning in mass torts. The first meaning refers to the participation of many plaintiffs in tort litigation. The second meaning refers to the use of mass media by plaintiffs' lawyers to recruit even more plaintiffs to join the ongoing litigation and plaintiffs' class. The media is used, even if indirectly, by plaintiffs' bar to air the case preliminarily to the public (and potential jury pool).
Mass Torts are different from other personal injury lawsuits and have at least three distinct characteristics that set them apart. For one thing, mass torts involve the participation of large volumes of claims that regard a sole product or device. Additionally, even though there are large numbers of plaintiffs involved in mass torts, the underlying facts and issues in dispute are similar, if not uniform, across all of the many cases. Finally, different claims in mass torts have an interdependence in value.
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