Thursday, August 22, 2019
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch has a new book out, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargainin in Multidistrict Litigation. At this point, I've only made it through the introduction, but I'm getting the sense that, like her academic papers, it's going to be good. She seems to have zeroed in on the big problem--the system works well for all repeat players (lawyers, courts, and defendants) but does not seem to do much for class members. Looking forward to reading the rest of it! I'll do a series of posts on it in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.