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Proof of Use v. Proof of Injury in Mass Torts

A tort is an act or omission other than a breach of contract that causes injury or harm to an individual and constitutes a civil wrong that allows courts to impose liability. Torts fall into three general categories: intentional tort negligent torts strict liability torts e.g., liability for making and selling defective products. Product liability

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The Future of Consumer Privacy Litigation

While mass tort and class action lawsuits often take root following claims of physical harm, the multidistrict litigation brought against the facial recognition company Clearview AI likely indicates an expanding view of what is legally actionable harm today, at the height of modern technological growth.   Clearview AI, a New York-based software start-up, has found itself at the center of legal and ethical debate

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MDL Early Vetting: The Increasing Use of Initial Census Forms

We’re all familiar with the U.S. government Census; that once-every-ten-year collection of information that gives us a broader sense of the American population. The information gathered from the Census plays an important role in determining community funding. With more than $400 billion a year at stake, the Census helps define how money is dispersed within a community.  How does

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Using Public Records Resources in Mass Tort Cases

In civil litigation, one party may request from the other party information related to the case. Although there are various methods, the process is called generally “discovery.” One of those methods is the “document request.” The document request is self-explanatory: the requesting party provides the other party with a list of documents it wishes to

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Personal Injury to Mass Tort Attorney

Personal Injury law firms face a unique set of challenges to stay competitive. Managing overhead, fees and expenses, and compensation structure for associates and paraprofessional staff is a delicate balance. In a landscape shaped by constant regulatory and market shifts and “tort reform” efforts, PI firms need to plan to maintain long-term stability and growth. For small

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Vital Signs: Why Your Firm Needs a Midyear Financial Checkup

Ready for a financial checkup? It’s the end of August, and you are sitting down to reconcile your bank accounts for July’s activity. This is an exercise you do every month (or should be doing). But are there things you may be overlooking in the hustle and bustle of operating your law firm? It’s not enough to be in the mindset of “money

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MTI Summer Intern Spotlight

Suzanne McGrath  Law School: Brooklyn Law School  Bio: Suzanne is a J.D. candidate at Brooklyn Law School, where she will soon begin her 2L year. Prior to law school, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. After graduating, she moved to New York, where she worked as

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Attorney Wellness: An Alert in the Legal Profession

Throughout August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress, and promoting healthy routines. If there is one profession that should pause for a moment and concentrate on wellness, it’s the legal profession.   Attorney wellness is a growing conversation and it’s no surprise why. Attorneys have highly stressful jobs and are at higher risk for health issues. Several studies

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