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Insurer claims policy does not cover diacetyl claim damages

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

An insurer that issued commercial umbrella policies to a company that makes flavorings ingredients, including those used in butter-flavored microwave popcorn, is seeking a declaration that it has no obligation under those policies to defend or indemnify the company in lawsuits alleging respiratory injury from exposure to diacetyl

Study links occupational BPA exposure to lower semen quality

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2010

A recent study funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has reportedly linked workplace bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to "1 decreased sperm concentration, 2 decreased total sperm count, 3 decreased sperm vitality, and 4 decreased sperm motility

Discredited resveratrol researcher sues UConn for wrongful termination

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

A scientist who was accused of falsifying data in research on the purported health benefits of red wine has reportedly sued the University of

EEOC not entitled to medical information from Nestlé in genetic discrimination case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in Kentucky has determined that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not entitled to information about the medical examinations of Nestlé Prepared Foods employees in relation to a claim by one former employee that he was fired due to “genetic information” discrimination

Hearings begin on fraud allegations in litigation over pesticides used on Nicaraguan banana plantations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

A California trial court has reportedly begun hearing evidence to determine if a 2007 $2.3 million jury award to Nicaraguan banana plantation workers who claimed they were sterilized by exposure to pesticides was based on fraud

Texas hospital refuses to hire employees with BMI exceeding 35

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

Citizens Medical Center, located in Victoria, Texas, has reportedly instituted a prohibition on hiring any employee with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, or 210 pounds for an individual 5 feet, 5 inches tall or 245 pounds for someone 5-foot-10

Workers’ comp deductibles at issue in pork employees’ neurological disease

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

A Minnesota appeals court has reportedly decided a dispute over workers' compensation deductibles in favor of a pork processing company's insurance carrier in litigation arising from injuries to employees exposed to the mist from pig brain tissue

Drug-resistant bacteria allegedly linked to industrial farm workers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2013

A recent study examining the prevalence of methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA and MDRSA) among farm workers has reported

Montana high court rules obesity may be a protected disability

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2012

Responding to a question certified by a federal district court, a divided Montana Supreme Court has said that obesity which is not the symptom of a physiological condition may be a “physical or mental impairment” as the terms are used in the Montana Human Rights Act

OSHA to revise employer reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries, amputations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses