Welcome to Critical Mass, Law.com’s weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. I’m Max Mitchell in Philadelphia filling in for your usual columnist Amanda Bronstad.

This week we saw a punitive damages verdict grow an already-big talc verdict by more than 10 times; Boeing changing tactics in the 737 Max 8 crash litigation, and attorneys on the other side of the globe taking note of the billions juries have awarded in cases linking Roundup to cancer.