John Tate of Stites & Harbison wrote a short but cogent article on recognizing and managing repetitive or "serial litigation" arising from products.  It’s online here via LinkedIn.  His article includes a fine list of events  that can signal the future arrival of serial claims, and so could be especially useful for directors thinking about

Alison Frankel covers the developments in shareholder derivative claims arising from the Countrywide financial fiasco and its subsequent merger with Bank of America. The case is now before the Delaware Suprem Court via certification of questions of law. The outcome could matter to mass tort lawyers in situations where there were alleged failures to recognize