Saturday, September 3, 2011
Book on Vioxx by Snigdha Prakash
Snigdha Prakash has written an interesting book on the Vioxx litigation, "All the Justice Money Can Buy: Corporate Greed on Trial." The book follows the early course of the Vioxx litigation and then turns its attention to the Humeston/Hermans trial, during which Prakash was embedded with Mark Lanier and his trial team. Dramatic and well-written, and not shy about taking sides, the book is a great read and offers a rare inside look at the functioning of a trial team and the tensions that can arise among plaintiffs' lawyers in mass tort litigation.
This is a fascinating book for lawyers and nonlawyers alike. The insights into Lanier et al.'s trial strategies alone are worth the price of admission, but the book also provides real world context for the messy business of mass torts. Highly recommend.
Posted by: Chip Orr | Sep 8, 2011 4:29:22 PM