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Transmission capabilities at issue in baby monitor litigation; claims to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

A federal court in Illinois has denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss a second amended complaint alleging that unencrypted baby video monitors should have been labeled and sold as such and that omitting this information violated consumer fraud laws


Massachusetts High Court finds personal jurisdiction challenge waived
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2014

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a party can waive its challenge to personal jurisdiction by actively engaging in litigation


Personal injury suit claims 3-year-old swallowed Buckyballs magnets
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2014

The parents of a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly hospitalized after swallowing 37 high-power magnets from a "Buckyballs" adult desktop toy set


Pennsylvania Supreme Court requires products defendant to plead and prove highly reckless conduct as affirmative defense
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

In a matter of first impression, a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court has determined that a products liability defendant must plead and prove as an affirmative defense that an injured plaintiff’s alleged “highly reckless conduct” was the sole or superseding cause of her injuries


Tort law as public policy or revenge?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2013

"Hershovitz's core claim is that a tort suit enables a form of victim response that, like an act of revenge, conveys the right message. To obtain


Vermont Governor signs bill regulating chemicals in children’s products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-Montpelier) has signed into law a bill (S. 239) to regulate the use of toxic chemicals in children's products. Called the


Federal court finds contacts lacking for suit against Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2012

A federal court in Pennsylvania has dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction the third-party defendant, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of consumer electronics, from a lawsuit to recover for damages and injuries from a house fire allegedly caused by a defective power tap


Minnesota governor signs tort reform bill
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2012

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) has signed legislation (S.F. No. 1183) that limits the tort liability of the state and its employees for “any number of claims arising out of a single occurrence, if the claim involves a nonprofit organization engaged in or administering outdoor recreational activities funded in whole or in part by the state or operating under the authorization of a permit issued by an agency or department of the state.”


Taser had no duty to warn about metabolic acidosis
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a company which manufactures electronic-control devices, or “tasers,” did not know, when the product was made and distributed, that repeated exposure could lead to fatal levels of metabolic acidosis and thus, under California law, had no duty to warn about this risk


En banc federal circuit interprets Vaccine Act’s statute of limitations in MS case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2011

Affirming the dismissal of a federal vaccine injury compensation program claim filed by a physician who purportedly developed multiple sclerosis (MS) after receiving Hepatitis-B vaccinations, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, has revised its interpretation and application of the law’s statute of limitations in a divided ruling