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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

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

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

Minnesota governor signs tort reform bill

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2012

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) has signed legislation (S.F. No. 1183) that limits the tort liability of the state and its employees for “any number of claims arising out of a single occurrence, if the claim involves a nonprofit organization engaged in or administering outdoor recreational activities funded in whole or in part by the state or operating under the authorization of a permit issued by an agency or department of the state.”

Tort law as public policy or revenge?

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

"Hershovitz's core claim is that a tort suit enables a form of victim response that, like an act of revenge, conveys the right message. To obtain

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

Peanut butter cookie served to allergic child not an inherently violent act

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2011

A federal court in California recently dismissed with prejudice a claim against a school district and some of its personnel filed by the parents of a child with an allergy to nuts; they alleged that the defendants threatened harm to the child by refusing to keep him in a nut-free environment, which threat was undertaken to discourage the parents from exercising a legal right, i.e., requesting accommodations for him, in violation of state law

Florida attorneys sue Bar over lawyer advertising rule amendments affecting social media

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2013

Claiming that lawyer-advertising rule amendments subjecting Websites and social media to all of the rules' restrictions "would have subjected

ABA considers model ethics rule allowing foreign attorneys to practice in U.S. courts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2012

The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Ethics 2020 has reportedly filed final proposals for updating the model rules to account for technological advances and international legal practice