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ABA Section of Litigation Environmental, Mass Torts and Products Liability Committees Joint CLE “Toxic Trespass: Coming to a Court Near You” By Doug Arnold, Alston & Bird LLP Last year, the Wall Street Journal reported a “sharp” decline in mass tort and class action lawsuits filed against companies.1 While good news for corporate defendants, it is premature to conclude that toxic tort litigation will be winding down anytime soon. Instead, recent developments in environmental testing are creating...

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