Mass Tort and Product Liability


Carlton Fields defends Fortune 100 manufacturers in high-stakes mass tort and product liability litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Our attorneys maintain lead roles in virtually every mass tort portfolio of cases pending in Florida. Examples include the emerging talc and opioid mass tort litigation, as well as asbestos, tobacco, automotive, and a host of pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts. Additionally, we serve our clients as both national and regional counsel, helping to manage, simplify, and globally resolve significant mass torts across jurisdictions.

For more than 30 years, we have helped market-leading clients win or resolve these lawsuits from beginning to end. We have tried more than 100 cases to juries in courts around the country, and work closely with Carlton Fields’ appellate lawyers, many of whom are board certified in appellate law and focus on mass tort and product liability issues.

Our approach emphasizes strategy and case management to minimize the overall financial and reputational costs of these often headline-making cases, which frequently number in the thousands. With so much at stake, we take a holistic approach to each engagement, weighing the national and global impact of individual case decisions across the entire portfolio to advance our clients’ business and litigation priorities. 

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Food for Thought: A Review of 2018 Litigation

Food for Thought: A Review of 2018 Litigation

April 9, 2019

Food for Thought is a review of significant court decisions affecting the food, beverage, dietary supplements and personal care products industry. Although many cases in this edition focus on class certification, others relate to summary judgment.

Trial Checklist

Trial Checklist

March 18, 2019

This chart provides a quick reference regarding motions and objections that may be made immediately prior to, during, and immediately after trial to preserve issues for appellate review.

 Food for Thought: Does Cheez-It Decision Establish a Concerning Precedent for Packaged-Food Makers?

Food for Thought: Does Cheez-It Decision Establish a Concerning Precedent for Packaged-Food Makers?

December 11, 2018

In its newest opinion addressing class action claims related to allegedly misleading labels, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal vacated a decision from the Eastern District of New York granting the defendant’s motion to dismiss – effectively validating the claims for deceptive advertising.

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