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New CPSC chair to require “clear safety justifications” for rule changes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

Recently confirmed as U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) chair, Elliot Kaye emphasized during an August 13, 2014, press briefing that he

Federal court dismisses strict liability claims against drug maker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

Citing a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision reaffirming a long-standing bar on strict liability claims for prescription drugs under the

Biomedical device maker enters plea, failed to provide information to FDA

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2014

San Diego-based Valor Medical, Inc., a biomedical device manufacturer, and four of its employees have reportedly pleaded guilty to counts of failing

Court refuses to find asbestos claims preempted in talcum powder lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2012

A New York trial court has determined that a 1997 amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act preempting state law claims relating to the labeling and packaging of cosmetics does not preempt the claims of a plaintiff with mesothelioma who alleged that she was not adequately warned about the asbestos in the Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder she used from 1950 through the late 1980s

Minnesota governor signs tort reform bill

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2012

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) has signed legislation (S.F. No. 1183) that limits the tort liability of the state and its employees for “any number of claims arising out of a single occurrence, if the claim involves a nonprofit organization engaged in or administering outdoor recreational activities funded in whole or in part by the state or operating under the authorization of a permit issued by an agency or department of the state.”

European Parliament approves directive on CSR reporting

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • April 24 2014

The European Parliament has adopted a Directive that will require large companies and groups to disclose non-financial, corporate social

Fifth Circuit applies choice-of-law rules in helicopter crash suit and dismisses action

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has applied Louisiana law under Florida choice-of-law rules requiring application of the most-significant-relations test and effectively barred a decedent’s mother from bringing a wrongful death action on behalf of his estate against defendants allegedly involved in the 2009 helicopter crash in which the decedent was killed

CPSC, Health Canada still find no link between Pampers Dry Max diapers and diaper rash

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • September 16 2010

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) have recently issued statements saying their investigations have yet to identify a specific cause linking diaper rash and Pampers diapers with Dry Max

Missouri Supreme Court upholds statutory cap on punitive damages awarded to vehicle purchaser

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2012

A divided Missouri Supreme Court has determined that the punitive damages cap enacted by the legislature in 2005 does not violate the state or federal constitutions when applied to a statutory cause of action

Ninth Circuit rules jurisdiction lacking over foreign plane-crash defendant

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction design-defect claims filed against a French company that designed