Craig S. Hilliard and Martin P. Schrama, Shareholders in Stark & Stark’s Litigation Group, authored the article, A Case Study on the Importance of Forum Selection in Mass Tort Litigation, for the May 17, 2010 New Jersey Law Journal Complex Litigation & E-Discovery supplement.
The article discusses the importance of choice of forum in mass tort litigation. Mr. Hilliard and Mr. Schrama stress the importance of considering a prospective forum’s discovery standards and practices,. They state that discovery rules and practices can dictate the type and quality of evidence that will be discovered and used in that case, and therefore, the choice of forum is especially critical in mass tort actions, where a plaintiff’s counsel sometimes has the choice to file in a state court mass tort (or other) proceeding or in a federal court multi-district litigation (“MDL”).
You can read the full article online here. (PDF)