Mass torts seminar a success


The Great Lakes Mass Torts Seminar, offered June 5-6 at the Westin Book Cadillac by the Southfield law firm of Sommers Schwartz, attracted attorneys from five Midwestern states for the day and a half event.

The seminar featured “preeminent mass tort litigators from around the country who discussed the nuts and bolts of mass tort cases,” according to Tiffany Ellis, an attorney at Sommers Schwartz and one of the event speakers. 

Topics included an “overview of a good mass tort case, specific ways to get involved in mass torts, how courts and lawyers handle these cases and the special laws driving them, current key mass tort cases, the economics and logistics of the practice, and a special add-on section about litigating wage and hour claims under the FLSA,” said attorney Jason Thompson, who was instrumental in spearheading the seminar.