Eleventh Circuit Diminishes Due-Process Rights of Defendants in Post-Engle Tobacco Litigation
Topic: Litigation Strategies
By Geoffrey M. Wyatt, Counsel, and Jordan M. Schwartz, an Associate, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
Legal Backgrounder, August 25, 2017, 4 pages
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A federal court decision improperly precluded defendants from litigating causation and other individual issues in product-liability suits filed in the aftermath of a state supreme courtís decertification of a massive class action.