The phenomenon of mass tort litigation presents unique risks and challenges for the companies that must defend these complex and costly lawsuits.
“Mass tort” is generally understood to mean tortious conduct affecting large numbers of victims with recurring or similar damages. From catastrophic gas explosions to wildfires, mass tort litigation has challenged utility companies and court systems to manage the size, complexity, enormous exposures and litigation expenses associated with such cases.
Companies facing mass tort litigation must adopt and implement effective strategies to address these multifaceted actions. The panel of speakers will provide an overview on some current mass tort claims impacting utility companies, and will discuss techniques and tactics to achieve cost-effective, favorable outcomes. Subtopics will include litigation strategies, unique document management tools, co-defendant considerations and effective settlement strategies.