Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Scholarship Roundup

Below is a list of the law review articles and online companion articles (with a few practice journals thrown in) about mass torts and/or class actions published in 2009.  I did not include articles about the new pleading regime, leaving that to the folks over at the Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog.  If I missed your article, please send me an email with the citation and I'll add it to the list.

Coming Up:  the Best Mass Tort Articles of 2009.  ADL

Andrew Jurs, Judicial Analysis of Complex & Cutting Edge Science in the Daubert Era: Epidemiologic Risk Assessment as a Test Case for Reform Strategies, 42 Conn. L. Rev. 49 (2009)

Brian T. Fitzpatrick, The End of Objector Blackmail? 62 Vand. L. Rev. 1623 (2009)

Richard Arsenault & J.R. Whaley, Multidistrict Litigation and Bellwether Trials: Leading Litigants to Resolution in Complex Litigation, 39-FALL Brief 60 (2009)

Kenneth R. Meyer et al., The Uncertainty Surrounding "Design" in Design Defect Cases, 76 Def. Couns. J. 428 (2009)

Jeremy T. Adler, Comment, Losing the Procedural Battle but Winning the Substantive War: How Philip Morris v. Williams Reshaped Reprehensibility Analysis in Favor of Mass-Tort Plaintiffs, 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 729 (2009).

Nora Freeman Engstrom, Run of the Mill Justice, 22 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1485 (2009)

Joshua M. Silverstein, Overlooking Claimants' Best Interests: Non-Debtor Releases in Asbestos Bankruptcies, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 1 (2009) 

Klonoff et al., Making Class Actions Work: The Untapped Potential of the Internet, 13 No. 3 J. Internet L. 1 (2009)

Patrick Hayes, Exploring the Viability of Class Actions Arising from Environmental Toxic Torts: Overcoming Barriers to Certification, 19 J. Env. L. & Prac. 189 (2009)

Byron G. Stier, Another Jackpot (In)Justice Verdict Variability and Issue Preclusion in Mass Torts, 36 Pepp. L. Rev . 715 (2009)

Kerrie M. Brophy, Consent Waivers in Non-Class Aggregate Settlements: Respecting Risk Preference in a Transactional Adjudication Model, 22 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 677 (2009) 

James M. Beck , Federal Preemption in FDA Regulated Product Liability Litigation: Where We Are and Where We Might Be Headed, 32 Hamline L. Rev. 675 (2009)

Brent M. Rosenthal, Toxic Torts and Mass Torts, 62 SMU L Rev 1483 (2009) 

Jay Tidmarsh, Rethinking Adequacy of Representation, 87 Tex. L. Rev. 1137 (2009)

Robert Rabin, Territorial Claims in the Domain of Accidental Harm: Conflicting Conceptions of Tort Preemption, 74 Brook. L. Rev. 987 (2009) 

Richard Nagareda, Class Certification in the Age of Aggregate Proof, 84 NYU L Rev 97 (2009)

Mark A. Behrens, What's New in Asbestos Litigation? 28 Rev. Litig. 501 (2009)

Daniel A. Farber, Tort Law in the Era of Climate Change, Katrina and 9/11: Exploring Liability for Extraordinary Risks, 43 Val. U. L. Rev. 1075 (2009)

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Procedural Justice in Non-Class Aggregation, 44 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1 (2009)

James M. Underwood, Road To Nowhere or Jurisprudential U Turn? The Intersection of Punitive Damage Class Actions and the Due Process Clause, 66 Wash & Lee L. Rev. 763 (2009)

Alexandra B. Klass, Tort Experiments in the Laboratories of Democracy, 50 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1501 (2009)

Peter Tipps, Note, Controlling the Lead Paint Debate: Why Control is Not An Element of Public Nuisance, 50 B.C. L. Rev. 605 (2009)

Articles in DePaul Law Review Winter 2009 Symposium The Challenge of 2020: Preparing a Civil Justice Reform Agenda for the Coming Decade Fourteenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, including

    Richard Abel, Forecasting Civil Litigation

    Kenneth Feinber, Transparency and Civil Justice: the Internal and External Value of Sunlight 

Jeb Barnes, In Defense of Asbestos Tort Litigation: Rethinkign Legal Process Analysis in a World of Uncertainty, Second Bests and Shared Policy-Making Responsibilty, 34 Law & Soc. Inq. 5 (2009)

Sheila B. Scheuerma, Due Process Forgotten: The Problem of Statutory Damages and Class Actions, 74 Mo. L. Rev. 103 (2009)

Symposium, Complexity and Aggregation in Choice of Law, 14 Roger Williams L Rev. 1 (2009), including:

    Louise Ellen Teitz, Introduction to the Landscape

    Edward H. Cooper, Aggregation and Choice of Law

    Elizabeth Cabraser, Just Choose: The Jurisprudential Necessity to Select a Single Governing Law for Mass Claims Arising Out of Nationally Marketed Goods and Services

    Linda Silberman, Choice of Law in National Class Actions: Should CAFA Make a Difference?

    Nancy J. Moore, Choice of Law for Professional Responsibility Issues in Aggregate Litigation

Jonathan Molot, A Market in Litigation Risk, 76 U. Chi. L. Rev. 367 (2009)

Richard Nagareda, Aggregate Litigation Across the Atlantic and the Future of American Exceptionalism, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 1(2009)

Samuel Issacharoff, Will Aggregate Litigation Come to Europe? 62 Vand L. Rev. 179 (2009)

Chris H. Miller, The Adaptive American Judiciary: From Classical Adjudication to Class Action Litigation, 72 Alb. L. Rev. 117 (2009)

Eugene Morguli, Note, Juror Reactions to Scientific Testimony: Unique Challenges in Complex Mass Torts, 15 BU J Sci & Tech T. 252 (2009)

Joshua Logan Penne, Big Food's Trip Down Tobacco Road: What Tobacco's Past Can Indicate About Food's Future, 27 Buff Pub Int L. J. 101 (2009)

Jack B. Weinstein, Preliminary Reflections on the Adminsitration of Complex Litigations, 2009 Cardozo L Rev de novo 1

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, A New Way Forward: A Response to Judge Weinstein, 2009 Cardozo L Rev de novo 168

Jack B. Weinstein, Letter to Professor Burch, 2009 Cardozo L Rev de novo 192

Angel Oquendo, Upping the Ante: Collective Litigation in Latin America, 47 Columb. J. Tranational L. 248 (2009)

Mark Herrmann & Pearson Bownas, Keeping the Label Out of the Case, Northwestern L. Rev. Colloquy (available at 

Elise Gelinas, Comment, Asbestos Fraud Should Lead to Fairness: Why Congress Should Enact the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act, 69 Md. L. Rev. 162 (2009)

Douglas G. Smith, An Administrative Solution to Mass Torts? (reviewing Nagareda, Mass Torts in a World of Settlement (2007), 2009 U. Ill. L. Rev. 895

Mike Steenson, The Legacity of the 9/11 Fund and the Minnesota I-35W Bridge Collapse Fund: Creating a Template for Compensating Victims of Future Mass Tort Catastrophes, 35 William Mitchell L Rev 524 (2009)

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