mass tort – injures many people (i.e. toxic chemicals, commercial airliner crash)

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mass tort:
(1940)

1. A civil wrong that injures many people.  Examples include toxic emissions from a factory, the crash of commercial airliner, and contamination from an industrial waste disposal site. [1]

See Class Action Lawsuits.

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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