Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Professor Linda Mullenix (Texas) is publishing a second edition of her seminal casebook, Mass Tort Litigation: Cases and Materials. The first edition was published in 1996, and a supplement followed in 2000. That's quite a while for such a fast-moving field as mass tort litigation, and those of us who teach with the Mullenix text (myself included) will no doubt be opening the arriving casebook box with a kind of Christmas-morning glee. Indeed, comparing the changes of the two casebooks should provide an interesting history of the development of mass torts -- more on that when it arrives in May. Here's the release from West publishing:
Mullenix's Mass Tort Litigation: Cases and Materials, Second Edition is publishing in May and will be available for Fall 2008 class adoptions. This edition is updated with materials relating to breast implant litigation, tobacco litigation, and medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, in addition to the seminal cases relating to Agent Orange, Dalkon Shield, DES, and asbestos litigation. The materials demonstrate that the core cases and materials relating to mass tort litigation still remain viable precedents after 25 years and that courts are still struggling to find solutions to the resolution of this complex litigation. The casebook is suitable for advanced courses in tort litigation, complex procedure, class action litigation, and dispute resolution offerings.