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Bipartisan lawmakers launch civil justice caucus

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2011

"Conservative lawmakers are organizing in a more formal way to promote an array of changes to the civil justice system, including proposals related to medical malpractice reform, venue and federal pleading standards."

Court dismisses most claims against football helmet manufacturers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

A federal court in Florida has dismissed without prejudice a number of putative class action claims filed by the father of boys who play high-school football against companies that make football helmets alleging that the companies misrepresented the ability of the helmets to prevent concussions

Chief Justice declines request to adopt judicial code of ethics

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

In response to a letter from Democratic senators requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court provide greater transparency on ethical issues, Chief Justice John Roberts has referred to explanations provided in his 2011 year-end report as to the Court’s decision not to “adopt the Code of Conduct of United States Judges through a formal resolution.”

Fourth Circuit dismisses claims for injury from melamine-tainted infant formula, China deemed an adequate alternative forum

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

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a federal district court properly dismissed, on inconvenient forum grounds, an action brought by Chinese residents alleging injury from melamine-tainted infant formula manufactured in China

Mississippi Supreme Court allows plaintiff to prove she was common-law wife in silicosis litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2011

Reconsidering a matter that divided the court in 2010, the Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed itself and will allow some claims to proceed in wrongful-death litigation involving silica exposure filed by the decedent's purported common-law wife

Class counsel misconduct need not be egregious to warrant certification denial

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2011

Writing for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Richard Posner has held that misconduct by putative class counsel does not have to be egregious for a court to deny a motion to certify the class

FDA warning letter followed by consumer fraud lawsuits against mouthwash manufacturer

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2010

Immediately after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc. to challenge the company’s promotion of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash as an anti-plaque product, putative class actions alleging consumer fraud were filed against the company in California and Florida

Apparent manufacturer doctrine not applied to product liability claim filed under Kentucky law

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2010

A federal court in Kentucky has denied a plaintiff's motion for summary judgment in strict liability litigation against a company that sold, under its own label, allegedly defective boat tie-down straps made by another company

Federal appeals court finds jurisdiction proper in auto fatality case

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

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that, even if a plaintiff alleges unspecified damages, a defendant can establish jurisdiction in federal court where removability "is apparent from the face of the complaint."

MDL court orders damages and fees for defective drywall remediation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2010

The Louisiana federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving defective drywall imported from China has entered an order awarding more than $160,000 in damages in the case of one claimant following a non-jury trial conducted in March 2010