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Mass tort and asbestos procedures overhauled in besieged Philadelphia courts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2012

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge John Herron has issued an order revising the court’s mass tort and asbestos program procedures, which, according to the order, were not meeting American Bar Association standards and thus led to delays in disposition of these disputes and an “astonishing” increase in filings from outside the state

Ninth Circuit allows Peruvian toxic exposure claims to proceed in US courts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Peru, USA
  • -
  • December 9 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an oil company failed to meet its burden of proving that Peru would be an adequate alternative forum in litigation by indigenous people claiming injury from the company's operations in their country

Company agrees to settle complaints about its environmentally friendly product claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2011

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. has reportedly agreed to settle putative class actions filed in California and Wisconsin federal courts alleging that the company falsely advertised its Windex products as good for the environment

Ninth Circuit splits over interplay of standing and forum non conveniens

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2012

In response to a petition for rehearing en banc before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a dispute over the adequacy of Peru as an alternative forum in a case involving claims by indigenous people that a U.S. oil company discharged pollutants into the waterways they used for drinking, fishing and bathing, dissenting and concurring opinions reveal a split on whether the court had jurisdiction to decide the forum non conveniens question if one of the plaintiffs, the only domestic plaintiff, lacked standing

Consumers taking new shots at product manufacturers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2010

With an increasing number of companies touting their products as "green" or "environmentally friendly," consumers have reportedly begun challenging those claims in court complaining that they paid more for products that did not meet their expectations

Sixth Circuit agrees that medical monitoring is not warranted for small risk of disease from chemical exposure

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

Ohio, residents who were purportedly exposed to toxic chemicals, including dioxin, following a train derailment and fire that occurred in 2007 near the town

Federal court disallows third-party insurance claims for environmental costs; Iqbal and Twombly implicated

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that an insurance company cannot recover payments made to a policyholder for environmental response costs as a matter of federal law, except in certain limited circumstances