Leveling The Playing Field In Mass Tort Litigation

Law360, New York (August 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The state of Texas truly is on the cutting edge with respect to causation issues in mass tort cases. Once deemed a very favorable venue for mass tort plaintiffs, the Texas Supreme Court has now leveled the playing field.

Defendants of mass tort cases recently obtained a major appellate victory before the Texas Supreme Court. In In re Allied Chemical Corp., et al., the court considered by mandamus petition the issues of (1) when causation evidence must be disclosed in a mass tort case in Texas,...
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