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Federal court finds California an inconvenient forum in Costa Concordia wreck suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2014

A federal court in California has granted Carnival Corp.'s motion for dismissal on the basis on forum non conveniens in an admiralty lawsuit alleging

Fifth Circuit refuses to recognize German judgment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2014

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the German heirs of a defendant voluntarily dismissed with prejudice from a property dispute

Plaintiffs’ bar challenges defense use of industry “litigation” guidelines

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2014

Counsel representing plaintiffs' interests recently weighed in on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Adams v. Laboratory Corp. of

Missouri Supreme Court rejects punitive damages cap on common-law claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2014

In a unanimous ruling, the Missouri Supreme Court has determined that a legislatively imposed cap on punitive damages applied to a jury's finding of

Jury to decide whether Novartis caused patient’s ONJ by failing to warn physician

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

In a Tennessee case formerly part of multidistrict litigation targeting Novartis for failing to warn physicians that its Aredia and Zometa

Ninth Circuit rules jurisdiction lacking over foreign plane-crash defendant

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction design-defect claims filed against a French company that designed

Sampling and extrapolation to prove CAFA “home state exception”

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

"In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the 'home

Seventh Circuit establishes CAFA jurisdiction guidepost

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

In the context of a dispute over health insurance offered to Illinois residents, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has indicated how plaintiffs

Litigation Counsel’s duty to understand electronic discovery

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

"California recently released an ethics opinion that addresses whether litigators have a duty to know how e-discovery works. Spoiler alert: They do."

Federal court dismisses strict liability claims against drug maker

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

Citing a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision reaffirming a long-standing bar on strict liability claims for prescription drugs under the