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Mass Tort Law Lawyers In Hackettstown New Jersey

Hackettstown is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 10,403. The town is located in the eastern most region of the Lehigh Valley. Hackettstown was incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1853, from portions of Independence Township. Portions of territory were exchanged with Mansfield Township in 1857, 1860, 1872 and 1875. Hackettstown houses the headquarters of Mars Chocolate USA, the American division of Mars, Incorporated, makers of Milky Way, Mars, M&M's, Twix and Snickers candy bars, as well as pet foods (such as the well-known Whiskas and Pedigree brands), human foods and non-confectionery snack foods. It is believed that Hackettstown was named after Samuel Hackett, a prominent landowner who is said to have "contributed liberally to the liquid refreshments on the christening of a new hotel, in order to secure the name which, before this, had been Helms' Mills or Musconetcong". Hackettstown was named #72 of the top 100 towns in the United States to Live and Work In by Money Magazine in 2005, it has not been included since.

What is mass tort law?

A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few corporate defendants. The tort may involve, for example, personal injuries suffered by numerous plaintiffs as a result of a defective product, or a mass disaster in which there were many injured persons, such as an airplane crash, or exposure of a large group of people to toxic chemicals or pharmaceuticals.

Answers to mass tort law issues in New Jersey

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