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Manufactured homes too permanent to be consumer product, Sixth Circuit says

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2014

A split Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined that a pre-made home is not a consumer product within the meaning of the Magnuson-Moss

Medical device claims centralized before Indiana federal court

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (J.P.M.L.) has ordered the centralization of 27 actions alleging defects in Cook Medical's inferior

Depreciating precedents

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

"Supreme Court precedents don't have an especially long shelf life: they depreciate by about 80 between years one and twenty." Washington University

Alaska Supreme Court allows defective seat-belt claim against car dealer to proceed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

Clarifying and reaffirming the state's summary-judgment standard, the Alaska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's dismissal of alleged

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

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

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

New York’s highest court clarifies disclosure requirements in lead-based paint cases

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2014

In a 6-1 decision, the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has interpreted a state rule about the disclosure of medical reports in