A University of Georgia law professor has written a page-turning expose making the case that lawyers are enriching themselves at the expense of their clients in high-stakes, bet-the-company products liability cases.

UGA’s Fuller E. Callaway Chair of Law Elizabeth Chamblee Burch has published her findings from six years of research in “Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation.” She backs up that title with a searchable database of 22 years of cases she has reviewed, which she has made available on her book website. “It’s not perfect. There are some duplications,” she said of her database. “But it’s free.”

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