Welcome to Law.com Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. Ahead of a critical dismissal hearing next month, a bankruptcy judge reinstated the original committee representing talc claimants. A federal judge has scheduled four days of interviews with lawyers who want to lead lawsuits over defective breathing machines. Find out who is representing the former owner of a Bronx apartment building that caught fire this month, killing 17 people.

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Judge in Talc Bankruptcy Invalidates Trustee’s Claimant Committees