In this Essay, Dean Vairo discusses the policies and procedures governing the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust After raising questions about the Trust's experience in a theoretical and jurisprudential context Dean Vairo describes the historical development of the Trust and provides a preliminary aosesment of the Trust's performance. Dean Vairo addresses various criticisms of the Trust and calls for a reasoned analysis of the Trust's policies in light of the theoretical questions raised in this Essay to determine whether the Trust should be considered as a model for resolving other mass tort cases.

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