mass tort

Definition of "mass tort"
  1. A wrongful act that results in widespread injury, often involving many plaintiffs against one defendant, such as when emissions from a factory harm a community
How to use "mass tort" in a sentence
  1. A lawsuit was filed over the mass tort resulting from the harmful emissions by the local factory.
  2. After the oil spill, the company faced a mass tort for environmental and health damages.
  3. The pharmaceutical company was accused of a mass tort due to the harmful side effects of its medication.

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