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Premature development causes unease in China

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Chinese health experts have reportedly estimated that "at least 30,000 children developed early maturity" in Shanghai alone, raising concerns about food additives and pesticides allegedly laden with sex hormones

Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Peru, USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades

U.S. Supreme Court rules FOIA personal-privacy exemption applies to individuals not corporations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemption barring the release of law enforcement records whose release “could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy” is inapplicable to documents provided to a federal agency by a corporation

State agency should address issues raised by RCRA class action, federal court finds

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

A federal court in Oklahoma has dismissed a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) putative class action against Halliburton Co. for allegedly exposing a town’s residents to nuclear waste and other hazardous substances, finding that the state environmental agency should address the issues in the case

FDA commissioner confident about safety of Gulf seafood in oil spill aftermath

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has released statements to support the reopening of Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi state waters to commercial fishing

Researchers pull plug on GE “Enviropig”

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

Canadian researchers have reportedly halted the development of genetically engineered (GE) pigs after the hog producers association sponsoring the project decided to stop funding it

EPA proposal addresses methods of monitoring wastewater pollutants

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

EPA has issued a proposed rule expanding the agency's list of approved methods that municipal wastewater treatment plants and companies monitoring their wastewater discharges under the Clean Water Act can use to test for pollutants under the NPDES program

Sixth Circuit rules putative class not entitled to medical monitoring in train derailment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a putative class of residents of Painesville, Ohio, is not entitled to medical monitoring in a case involving a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed and burned

Study says sugar-sweetened beverages increase heart disease risk in men

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2012

A study based on 42,883 men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study has allegedly determined that those who drank one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) per day increased their coronary heart disease (CHD) risk by 20 percent over those who did not drink any SSBs

Report quantifies anticipated effects of climate change

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

According to a review draft of a federal advisory committee report, climate change is already affecting the American people, and certain types of