What Are 'Mass Torts?

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To anyone who's been sued, tort is a four-letter word. But the tort system protects workers, consumers, and victims of negligence. Attorney Michael Ehline explains the different types of tort law, and how those laws affect you. Mass torts usually involve a situation where you have a large group of people suing a large corporation or business entity. For example, that business entity may have released a product into the flow of commerce, which may have damaged people. Such as a defective car part that could have caused an exploding gas tank, for example. And could have caused fire burns to the passengers and those cars. Rather than suing individually, these people can join together in a lawsuit because they all have a common interest. And it's a common fact pattern and these types of cases are also known as class action lawsuits. Thanks for watching our video Tort Law Terms For more how to videos, expert advice, instructional tips, tricks, guides and tutorials on this subject, visit the topic Tort Law. *Disclaimer, This is a free, educational video created by Michael Ehline and VideoJug. It is not intended as legal advice. Each state and jurisdiction may have its own laws. This video series is intended to provide general information as would be taught in a law school. To learn more about making your own video, contact us and to learn more about personal injury law generally, or to update or make corrections, contact attorney Michael Ehline at https://losangelesaccidentpersonalinjury.attorney/video-library/ at (213) 596-9642.