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The People v. 3M Part 5: Putting a Good Face on Bad Cases

The industrial conglomerate 3M started life as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1902. Since that time, the company has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world, currently ranked at #103 on the Fortune 500. Makers of Scotch tape and other widely used products, the company also has a long history of fighting and settling litigation alleging

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Toxic Torts and Products Liability: Unmasking a Connection With 3M

3M, Toxic Torts, and Product Liability The industrial conglomerate 3M started life as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1902. Since that time, the company has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world, currently ranked at #103 on the Fortune 500. Makers of Scotch tape and other widely used products, the company also has a long history

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Defining and Tackling Compassion Fatigue for Law Professionals

The high-stress nature of legal work means that legal professionals are at risk for compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is a condition in which empathy towards others begins to diminish and can lead to burnout, depression, or anxiety. It’s not just for doctors and nurses anymore! It’s caused by prolonged exposure to traumatic stories (often told

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The People vs. 3M Part 3: “Forever Chemicals” Enter the Public Consciousness

The industrial conglomerate 3M started life as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1902. Since that time, the company has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world, currently ranked at #103 on the Fortune 500. Makers of Scotch tape and other widely used products, the company also has a long history of fighting and settling litigation alleging

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The Difference Between Mass Torts and Class Actions

The difference between mass torts and class actions is subtler when comparing other cases, as they often start due to similar circumstances. However, there are still many distinctions between mass torts and class actions and how they are handled. Whether you are an attorney who wants to pursue either type of plaintiff, it will be

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Less Paper, More Profits: Can 2021 Be the Year your Practice Goes ‘Paperless’?

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of many businesses forced a quick and sudden shift to digital workflows. Face-to-face meetings have been replaced by virtual screen-sharing. Instant messaging has replaced the office “pop-in.” Transmission of paper documents between parties has also declined as part of virus-mitigation efforts. With all these changes, there is no better

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How Do Mass Torts Work?

Mass torts work as civil actions involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few defendants in state or federal court. The lawsuits arise out of claims the defendants caused numerous injuries through the same or similar acts of harm. Mass tort cases are complex and subject to intricate legal procedures which can vary in state

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The People vs. 3M Part 2: How Much are Your Combat Earplugs Cases Worth?

The industrial conglomerate 3M started life as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1902. Since that time, the company has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world, currently ranked at #103 on the Fortune 500. Makers of Scotch tape and other widely used products, the company also has a long history of fighting and settling litigation alleging

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What is Medical Monitoring?

“Medical monitoring is one of a growing number of nontraditional torts that have developed in the common law to compensate plaintiffs who have been exposed to various toxic substances toxic substances.” In re: Paoli R.R. Yard PCB Litigation, 916 F.2d 829, 849 (3rd Cir. 1990). Medical monitoring is a cause of action that plaintiffs can choose to assert

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Medical Mass Torts: Harmful Drugs and Dangerous Devices

Mass tort litigation/ medical mass torts are designed to seek and address compensation for large numbers of people who have suffered similar injuries allegedly caused by a common source. Because of their scope and complexity, these cases often affect public policy changes and standard operating procedure amendments by businesses.   Serious injury caused by pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices is often a

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