Welcome to Critical Mass, Law.com’s briefing on class actions and mass torts. I’m Amanda Bronstad in Los Angeles. The judge in the NFL concussion settlement awarded $112.5M in fees to class counsel—but it’s not the whole nine yards. Could a $37 million verdict change the game for cases alleging J&J’s baby powder caused mesothelioma? And Wisconsin’s governor signed a new law requiring disclosure of outside litigation funding. It includes critical changes for class actions.
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