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Manufacturer sues over contractor’s failure to dispose of unusable tampons

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2013

Kimberly-Clark has reportedly filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) lawsuit against the recycling company it hired to

ABA approves changes to rules on foreign lawyers’ practice in the United States

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates recently approved a number of amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Obesity lawsuit against McDonald’s concludes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2011

The parties in obesity-related litigation, brought on behalf of several teenagers against fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. in 2002, have filed a stipulation of voluntary dismissal with prejudice

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.”

Ninth Circuit splits over interplay of standing and forum non conveniens

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2012

In response to a petition for rehearing en banc before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a dispute over the adequacy of Peru as an alternative forum in a case involving claims by indigenous people that a U.S. oil company discharged pollutants into the waterways they used for drinking, fishing and bathing, dissenting and concurring opinions reveal a split on whether the court had jurisdiction to decide the forum non conveniens question if one of the plaintiffs, the only domestic plaintiff, lacked standing

Spray-foam multistate products class action dismissed in part

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2013

A federal court in Pennsylvania has dismissed several claims without prejudice in putative class litigation alleging that the installation of spray

$1 million in costs and fees assessed as sanction for spoliation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2011

A federal magistrate judge in Maryland has determined that the plaintiffs in a case involving alleged patent and copyright violations incurred $1.05 million in reasonable costs and attorney’s fees for discovery “that would not have been undertaken but for Defendants’ spoliation, as well as the briefings and hearings regarding Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions.”

Transportation Research Board issues report on safety challenges of automotive electronics

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2012

The National Research Council of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board has released a report calling for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “address explicitly and proactively” the increasing role electronic systems play in automobile safety

FTC settles false ad claims against Skechers for $40 million

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 24 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled false advertising allegations filed against a company that claimed its athletic shoes effectively strengthen muscles, cause weight loss or have other health benefits