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Moments in History: Judge Jack Weinstein and Mass Tort Litigation

Prominent judges, lawyers, and other associates share their recollections of the legal mastermind behind the Agent Orange class action settlement — U.S. Senior Judge Jack B. Weinstein, of the Eastern District of New York.

With an extraordinary talent for legal innovation, Weinstein is sometimes called the father of mass tort litigation, and he has had an impact far beyond his Brooklyn courthouse. Weinstein is also a scholar and a teacher who penned lasting treatises on evidence and procedure.

In recognition of Veterans Day, this latest installment in the Judiciary’s “Moments in History” series recounts how Vietnam veterans achieved Equal Justice Under Law.

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