The power of the plaintiffs bar is on the wane in this country, and will be for a long time to come. To be sure, plaintiffs lawyers and mass torts aren't going to disappear. There will always be people injured by the products or actions of big corporations, and there's still money to be made representing them. But the bonanza -- the Wild West era in which mass torts was an unfettered frontier and plaintiffs lawyers seemed to have all the firepower -- is over.
Who Killed the Mass Torts Bonanza?
The American Lawyer
December 12, 2006