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Mass Tort vs. Class Action – What’s the Difference?

We’ve all seen the ads on TV, lawyers seeking clients for any kind of mass tragedy.  From pharmaceuticals to mesothelioma to consumer products, these ads seem to use the terms ‘class action,’ ‘mass tort,’ and ‘Multi-District Litigation’ (MDL) interchangeably. Indeed, in my 10 years of working for a mass tort firm, I’ve heard these terms […]