Barry Buchman Contributes to American Bar Association Book on Mass Tort Litigation


Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Barry Buchman co-authored a chapter on insurance coverage in the book “Mass Torts in the United States,” which was recently published by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Buchman, a partner in the firm’s Insurance Recovery practice group based in Washington, D.C., co-authored the chapter on insurance coverage with two of his former colleagues from his prior firm. Buchman has been recognized as a leading policyholder insurance lawyer by Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (2019), The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. (2016-2021), Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners (2012-2020), and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2013-2020).

The “Mass Torts” book is considered a useful guide for attorneys at all experience levels. The ABA states:

“‘Mass torts’ is an incredibly broad term that includes many disparate substantive areas--everything from an airplane accident that injures many individuals at once, to asbestos claims involving alleged exposure and injury over the course of many decades. This book aims to provide a useful guide that examines most phases of mass tort cases while appealing to attorneys of varying levels of experience in many different types of cases.

The book begins with a brief history of mass tort litigation, followed by chapters that discuss various stages of individual cases: preliminary considerations such as jurisdiction and venue, theories of liability and defenses, and mechanisms courts use to manage mass tort cases, including class actions and multi-district litigation. There are also chapters addressing discovery, experts and settlement--all in the specialized context of mass torts. Finally, the book explores some issues that arise at least somewhat uniquely in mass tort litigation.”

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