Saturday, October 9, 2010
Torts Prof Blog reports that Francis McGovern, a professor at Duke Law and accomplished special master, is likely to be appointed the special master in the In re Oil Spill MDL. Here is the opinion they link to: In re Oil Spill Notice.
For readers not familiar with McGovern's work, his insights have been critical to the development of the academic field of mass torts as well as in the real world in his work as a special master in various high profile litigations. McGovern coined the idea of a "mature" mass tort and an "elastic" mass tort, concepts that are key to understanding how this type of litigation works.