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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

CPSC to hold teleconference and public meeting on phthalates, phthalate substitutes

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

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a teleconference and seventh public meeting of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) on phthalates and phthalate substitutes

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

Personal injury suit claims 3-year-old swallowed Buckyballs magnets

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

The parents of a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly hospitalized after swallowing 37 high-power magnets from a "Buckyballs" adult desktop toy set

Third Circuit interprets CAFA’s home state & local controversy exceptions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2013

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has remanded to state court under the Class Action Fairness Act's (CAFA's) "local controversy" exception a

Hong Kong manufacturer fails to stay coffee-maker defect proceedings

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2011

A federal court in Ohio has refused to stay proceedings against the Hong Kong-based manufacturer of a coffee-maker that allegedly caused a house fire in 2009, ruling that the company’s filing of an appeal from the court’s denial in part of its motion to dismiss did not divest the court of jurisdiction and that the company failed to demonstrate exceptional circumstances to warrant interlocutory appeal and thus warrant a permissive stay of the proceedings

Ninth Circuit seeks answer to product liability question from state court in contaminated burger lawsuit

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the Washington Supreme Court to determine whether the state’s Product Liability Act “permits relief for emotional distress damages, in the absence of physical injury to the plaintiff purchaser, caused by being served and touching, but not consuming, a contaminated food product.”

DOJ seeks injunction against importers of toys with lead, phthalates, small parts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently accused four California companies and six individuals of importing into the United States "illegal

NY High Court affirms $8.8 million verdict in post-hole digger design-defect suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2014

The New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has affirmed an $8.8 million judgment rendered against companies that made and sold a

Prop. 65 suit claims failure to warn about DEHP and lead in electronics products

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

A public interest organization has filed a complaint under California's Proposition 65 (Prop. 65), the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act