What is the Difference Between Mass Tort and Class Action?

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February 12, 2015
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Our Accident Attorney Talks About the Benefits of Each

In this video, injury lawyer Mike Eidson explains what makes mass tort and class action litigation unique as well as their similarities. While both offer ways for individuals to pursue justice for their injuries in a group, the way in which compensation is divided in multidistrict litigation and class action lawsuits are very different. Our firm has been involved in numerous litigation lawsuits that received national attention.

To speak with our injury attorneys about what legal actions would benefit your personal injury claim, contact us today.

Video Transcription:

Mass tort litigation is where you have a lot of cases that arise from the same liability facts, like whether a product is defective and caused an injury and where the damages are large enough to handle that as a single case. But because we have these common issues that you don’t want to have to repeat over and over again across the country, these cases get consolidated into one court, and then all the liability issues only get handled one time and everybody shares the cost of that. Class action is where the individual cases are not large enough to file a single case for those. They get consolidated and handled, and then the court determines how much money to give each person who suffered a small loss. If you need help with a legal problem, call Colson Hicks Eidson, 305-476-7400.