Stark & Stark Shareholders Martin P. Schrama and Stefanie Colella-Walsh, members of the firm’s Mass Torts group, have co-authored the chapter “Mass Torts and Class Actions in New Jersey” in the eighth edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. This publication breaks down environmental law in a way that is not only informative, but also easy to understand.
This particular chapter seeks to provide a better understanding of the complex litigation models used to resolve tort related environmental law causes of action in the State of New Jersey—the class action and the multicounty litigation (“MCL”). The former is a product of both federal and state law and is often used to resolve diverse disputes across the country. The latter is a New Jersey mechanism devised to efficiently resolve complex tort actions filed in state court.