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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

Federal court rejects claims that Mcdonald’s food packaging harms the environment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2011

A federal court in Illinois has reportedly dismissed on standing grounds the pro se claims of an individual plaintiff who alleged that the food packaging materials used by McDonald’s Corp., when discarded by consumers, pose a threat to the environment

Maine high court adopts strict liability standard for defective food products

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

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has adopted the “reasonable consumer expectation” test to determine whether a boneless turkey product allegedly containing a bone was defective

Settlement over false halel ads for McDonald’s chicken approved

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

According to a news source, a Michigan state court has approved a settlement of claims that a McDonald's franchisee falsely advertised some of its

U.S. Supreme Court declines review of doffing-and-donning ruling

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the certiorari petition filed by Kraft Foods, seeking review of a Seventh Circuit ruling that requires the company to pay for the time it takes workers to change into and out of safety gear and work clothes, despite a collective bargaining agreement to the contrary

Parties to gene patent dispute change course by seeking U.S. Supreme Court review

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2011

After filing petitions for rehearing before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel that split over whether genetic discoveries can be patented, the parties have apparently changed course and indicated their intent to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for review

Court again dismisses health-based false-labeling claims against margarine maker

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

A federal court in California has dismissed as preempted state-law claims that Smart Balance falsely labeled and advertised its Nucoa margarine product; the court also denied the plaintiff's motion to certify a class

JPML consolidates glucosamine lawsuits

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2014

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has transferred to a Maryland district court six putative consumer-fraud class actions

Federal Circuit dubbed a “rogue appeals court,” seen as biased in favor of patent holders

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2012

Writing for Ars Technica in an article titled “How a rogue appeals court wrecked the patent system,” associate writer Timothy Lee explores the history of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, noting that it was created in 1982 due to “concerns about the lack of uniformity in patent law that had become widespread.” With sole appellate jurisdiction over patent disputes, the court accomplished congressional goals by making patent law more uniform, but it had other side effects, according to Lee

Class action filed against FDA-targeted companies over “0 g trans fat” claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2010

A New York resident has filed a false-advertising class action in a California federal court against the companies that make certain ice cream products labeled with the statement "0 g trans fat."