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Posner calls for courts and lawyers to lose fear of science and technology

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2013

Affirming a lower court's dismissal of cruel-and-unusual-punishment claims filed by an Illinois prison inmate against a nurse practitioner and

NHTSA adopts final rule amending air brake systems standard

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

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule that responds to petitions for reconsideration filed after it

Bipartisan lawmakers launch civil justice caucus

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

"Conservative lawmakers are organizing in a more formal way to promote an array of changes to the civil justice system, including proposals related to medical malpractice reform, venue and federal pleading standards."

Court dismisses most claims against football helmet manufacturers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

A federal court in Florida has dismissed without prejudice a number of putative class action claims filed by the father of boys who play high-school football against companies that make football helmets alleging that the companies misrepresented the ability of the helmets to prevent concussions

NHTSA takes action on crash protection, nonconforming motor vehicles and seat belts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a final rule that will require motor vehicle manufacturers to continue to provide lockable lap belts even when the vehicles are equipped with a child restraint anchorage system (LATCH) because “data indicate that motorists are still using lockable belts to install child restraint systems even in seating positions with LATCH.”

Senator Schumer seeks safety caps and warning labels on detergent gel pods

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2012

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has proposed, in a letter to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chair Inez Tenenbaum that the Commission “increase safety requirements for dishwashing and laundry detergent pods after the skyrocketing number of cases of children consuming these pods.”

Chief Justice declines request to adopt judicial code of ethics

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2012

In response to a letter from Democratic senators requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court provide greater transparency on ethical issues, Chief Justice John Roberts has referred to explanations provided in his 2011 year-end report as to the Court’s decision not to “adopt the Code of Conduct of United States Judges through a formal resolution.”

Fourth Circuit dismisses claims for injury from melamine-tainted infant formula, China deemed an adequate alternative forum

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a federal district court properly dismissed, on inconvenient forum grounds, an action brought by Chinese residents alleging injury from melamine-tainted infant formula manufactured in China

CPSC issues third-party testing requirements for children’s products; offers educational guidance to businesses

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a notice of requirements that third-party assessment bodies must meet to be accredited to test children’s products for conformity with certain ASTM International toy safety standards

Mississippi Supreme Court allows plaintiff to prove she was common-law wife in silicosis litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2011

Reconsidering a matter that divided the court in 2010, the Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed itself and will allow some claims to proceed in wrongful-death litigation involving silica exposure filed by the decedent's purported common-law wife