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Mass Tort Deals: Must-Read Interviews for a Must-Read Book

In 1965, Ralph Nader published Unsafe at Any Speed, an exposé on automobile safety, and since its publication, consumer faith in product safety has never been the same. The early efforts of Nader and his legion of young lawyers and researchers—who came to be known as Nader’s Raiders—spurred the growth of products liability litigation. Nader gave consumers and their counsel a reason to go to court: they challenged the safety of products from cars to cribs, and the courtroom provided the level playing field where even the little guy could be heard and get justice. Now, 50 years later, a law professor at the University of Georgia is exposing impropriety in a system—known as multidistrict litigation, or MDL—that is designed to handle these types of cases. In her 2019 book Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation, Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch blows the whistle on MDL. She writes about a virtually unregulated system driven by deals between a limited group of plaintiff and defense lawyers involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs. Burch’s work is not just based on empirical data; she writes about victims of car accidents, misbranded drugs, and defective medical devices whose cases—purportedly consolidated only for pretrial proceedings—are resolved by court-appointed lead counsel through global settlements that give defendants finality and plaintiffs little choice but to accept the offer. Burch also raises concerns about a system that promotes, indeed at times coerces, settlements over the transparent litigation that has historically driven regulation and made products safer. If one were to think her concerns involve

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Whistleblower lawyers to Grassley: Make Barr commit to False Claims cases

A coalition of academics, public interest groups and lawyers who represent whistleblowers sent a letter Thursday to outgoing U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, calling on the Iowa Republican to protect one of his own signature pieces of legislation, the False Claims Act, when Attorney General nominee William Barr

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What is Qui Tam

In its simplest form, a qui tam lawsuit is brought forth by a citizen, known as a “relator” or whistleblower, against a company, person or entity, that he or she knows is in some way cheating the federal and/or state governments. Since the qui tam suit is brought in the name of the relator on behalf of the government, the government may actually join the case and litigate alongside the relator’s lawyers. Through this website you can educate yourself on the process, the law, your rights and protections and contact a lawyer who can help advise you.

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What do I do?

If I Witness Corporate Misconduct, What Should I Do? Many corporations have internal compliance programs for corporate misconduct. These programs are, in theory, designed to provide an outlet for workers who want to report unethical or illegal corporate conduct. The question of whether to report company misconduct internally is both personal and strategic. Those who have made the decision that the wrongdoing needs to be reported are probably ready to consult counsel. Legal counsel can be very helpful in providing guidance on how to best address wrongful conduct in the workplace.

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Am I protected?

This site lists the various statutes which protect whistleblowers from retaliation here. Federal law, at 31 U.S.C.S. § 3730(h) provides for 2 times any back pay, plus interest if you are let go, suspended or demoted after reporting misconduct. In addition, you are also entitled to any special damages you might have suffered. This includes reinstatement of seniority status, reimbursement of litigation costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. An employee may bring an action in the appropriate District Court of the United States for the relief provided in this subsection.

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