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Monster Beverage Corp. hit with wrongful death lawsuit, FDA investigation

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

The parents of a 14-year-old girl who allegedly died after consuming two 24-ounce Monster Energy drinks in a 24-hour period have filed a wrongful death and strict product liability lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. in a California state court

Obscenity definition turned on its head

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

"It may be fair to say that Kiobel takes Justice Potter Stewart's definition of obscenity and turns it on its head: rather than 'I know it when I see

Florida diner claims restaurant’s negligence led to artichoke-induced injury

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2010

A Florida man has sued a Houston's restaurant and its manager for failing to train servers to explain to patrons how to eat grilled artichokes, contending that their negligence led to his hospitalization and exploratory bowel surgery

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

ATRA releases "judicial hellholes" report

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

The American Tort Reform Association has released its latest edition of the Judicial Hellholes report. Of particular interest, ATRA ultimately chose to

Senator Leahy proposes jail time for food contaminators

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has introduced legislation that would give federal prosecutors the authority to seek prison sentences up to 10 years for those who “knowingly place contaminated food products into the nation’s food supply.”

Tenth Circuit dismisses tire failure claims proferred expert testimony unreliable

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court decision to exclude the plaintiffs' expert from testifying about the failure of a tire in a fatal vehicle accident and upheld the grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment

California high court agrees to consider impact of private health insurance on economic damages

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2010

The California Supreme Court has decided to hear a case asking whether a personal injury plaintiff may "recover as economic damages an amount exceeding what his or her private health insurance has paid and the relevant healthcare provider has accepted as payment in full for medical services."

Study ranks tort systems of all 50 states

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2010

A recent study ranks the tort systems in all 50 states by the amount of money paid in plaintiff awards and settlements and the number of lawsuits filed

Court conducts Daubert hearing in criminal case against Peanut Co. owner

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

A federal court in Georgia presiding over a criminal action against the owner and employees of the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America, purportedly