Class Action and Mass Tort Litigation

Class action lawsuits and mass tort litigation occur when there is a group of people that have been adversely affected by a product that is defective or if services provided are found to be scandalous. There are several famous class action law suits that have taken place through the years including the suit against Exxon Mobil in 2001 involving the oil spill that affected thousands of people along the coastline and the Enron suit that was settled for $7.2 billion in 2006 that involved the investors of the company.