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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

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

Fourth Circuit orders record unsealed in Company Doe case against CPSC

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 24 2014

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the public's First Amendment right to access court records and proceedings was violated when

Environmental group calls on FDA to ban sunscreen ingredient

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2013

Citing test results from Australia's National Measurement Institute (NMI), environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth (FOE) has called on the

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

Virginia Supreme Court issues ruling on cause of action accrual in asbestos case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2013

A divided Virginia Supreme Court, answering a question certified to it by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, has determined that a plaintiff's cause

DRI national poll uncovers perceptions of flaws in U.S. civil justice system

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2012

DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar recently issued a report titled “The DRI National Poll on the Civil Justice System,” in which it found, on the basis of a random sample of 1,020 U.S. adults, that a significant percentage (41) of respondents indicated that they were not confident that the civil law system produces just and fair results

Ninth Circuit joins sister circuits on inconsistent federal and state class action mechanisms

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined, in the context of a wage-andhour dispute, that different opting mechanisms for class members

U.S. Supreme Court finds class plaintiff is not master of complaint before certification

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

In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that the named plaintiff in a putative class-action lawsuit cannot keep his complaint in

Consumer reports claims some products contain “worrisome” heavy-metal levels

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

According to the latest Consumer Reports tests, some children's and household products contain lead or cadmium at "worrisome" levels despite "sweeping new rules and increased vigilance" by manufacturers and retailers to limit toxic metal levels