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Mass Tort Claiming and Resolution – Lots of Great Posts and Links at the Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Posted in Creative Settlement Strategies, Exiting the Tort System, Futures Reps, Global Tort Litigation, Mass Tort Issues, Medical Monitoring, Predictions, Science

I’d love to take a few days to read and write about interesting thinking on mass torts and claims resolution issues. But that’s not possible right now. I do, however, have time to urge readers to spend some time on the November and December posts at the Mass Tort Litigation Blog. At the blog, you… Continue Reading

More on Apologies. a Topic Related to Medical Malpractice and Other Tort Claim Situations

Posted in Creative Settlement Strategies

This entry from Conglomerate caused me to see this article in Business Week on the power of apologies. This research is consistent with information suggesting that medical malpractice claims are best resolved by admitting errors, making a payment and moving forward, as described in a short NYT article covered by my prior post here. For… Continue Reading

Efforts to Resolve GM Product Liability Claims Through Negotation with the Obama Administration – Will They Do Better Than the Asbestos Bankruptcies?

Posted in Asbestos Bankruptcy, Constitutional Law/Mass Tort Law, Creative Settlement Strategies

Non litigation alternatives are indeed being pursued in GM to try to settle pending and future product liability claims, as is evidenced by a Friday’s June 26 Wall Street Journal article my Mike Spector and Jeffrey McCracken regarding state attorney generals trying to negotiate with the Obama administration over the treatment of product liability claims… Continue Reading

Two New Examples of Winning/Avoiding Litigation in Other Forums – Autism Treatment/Insurers and Chinese Drywall

Posted in Creative Settlement Strategies

More and more, entities with a stake in actual or potential litigation are taking different paths to an outcome regarding the costs suffered by persons harmed by defective products. My personal bet is that soon there will be requests to Congress to use some of the government’s shares of New Chrysler and New GM to… Continue Reading