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Clues to tort-litigation pressure?

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

"For a sense of where tort pressure is being felt, list of litigation groups at AAJ (including newly formed groups) often provides clues." Cato

Seventh Circuit upholds state’s risk-contribution liability theory

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a state's risk-contribution theory, under which a plaintiff is relieved of the traditional

Texas Supreme Court opts for substantial factor test in mesothelioma cases

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

Holding that the jury's causation finding was based on legally insufficient evidence, a divided Texas Supreme Court has affirmed a take-nothing

Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts plausibility pleading standard

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

In a split decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has adopted the plausibility pleading standard set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bell Atlantic

Federal Judicial Center finds infrequent social media use in courtroom

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

According to a recent Federal Judicial Center study, of the 494 federal judges responding to a survey about jurors' social media use most indicated

Muzzleloader injury claims filed too late

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an individual allegedly injured by a 14-year-old muzzle loading rifle filed his claims too

Federal court finds punitive damages available to seamen filing unseaworthiness claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

Addressing an issue of first impression, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Pennsylvania has held that a number of seamen who brought

Lack of expert testimony dooms personal-injury suit arising from ladder accident

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 10 2014

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling dismissing personal-injury claims filed against the company that makes the Little Giant

D.C. Circuit dismisses suit against Romanian firearms maker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 10 2014

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a Romanian firearms company could not be sued by the parents of a murder victim, allegedly

Seventh Circuit rules on validity of MDL judge rulings in roofing-shingle dispute

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 10 2014

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that rulings rendered over a period of four years by a multidistrict litigation (MDL) judge to