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Expert evidence improperly excluded in bedbug infestation case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2011

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a case against a discount furniture retailer, finding that the trial court erred in excluding the causation testimony of the exterminator whom the plaintiffs consulted when they discovered a bedbug infestation in their home


Federal court narrows claims against pet chew toy maker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

A federal court in Maryland has dismissed a number of claims filed by a pet owner whose French bulldog allegedly ingested part of a Nylabone chew toy that subsequently caused intestinal injury


Court allows putative class claims over defective hair dryers to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2014

A federal court in California has ruled on three motions in a putative class action against Conair Corp. over allegedly faulty hair dryers, granting


Virginia Supreme Court issues ruling on cause of action accrual in asbestos case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

A divided Virginia Supreme Court, answering a question certified to it by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, has determined that a plaintiff's cause


Rule 23(b)(2) class may be certified where monetary damages are incidental
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2012

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that, consistent with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), a class in which monetary as well as declaratory or injunctive relief is sought may be certified under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(2) as long as the monetary relief is incidental


Federal court allows product claims to proceed against maker of baby sling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

A federal court in Washington has denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a product defect suit, finding that the case involved disputed facts as to when the plaintiffs knew or should have known through due diligence that the death of their 3-month-old daughter might have been caused by a baby sling; the court ruled that it would be up to the factfinder to determine if the three-year statute of limitations barred the suit


Missouri Supreme Court upholds statutory cap on punitive damages awarded to vehicle purchaser
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

A divided Missouri Supreme Court has determined that the punitive damages cap enacted by the legislature in 2005 does not violate the state or federal constitutions when applied to a statutory cause of action


CPSC issues final safety standard on all-terrain vehicles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2012

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a final rule amending its current mandatory All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) standard to incorporate revisions to the standard adopted by industry since 2007


Fifth Circuit affirms sanctions against law firm for violating protective order in tire suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an award of sanctions in favor of a tire manufacturer whose trade secrets and confidential information, subject to a protective order, were inadvertently distributed to other plaintiffs’ lawyers by the law firm representing a family that filed a products liability suit against the company


Biomedical device maker enters plea, failed to provide information to FDA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2014

San Diego-based Valor Medical, Inc., a biomedical device manufacturer, and four of its employees have reportedly pleaded guilty to counts of failing