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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


Manhattan institute focuses on state attorneys general link to “trial lawyers, inc.”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2011

The Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy has published the 16th edition of its “Trial Lawyers, Inc.” series, focusing on the purported alliance between state attorneys general (AGs) and the plaintiffs’ bar


New Balance agrees to settle consumer fraud action over health-benefit claims for shoes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2012

A company that claimed its athletic shoes strengthened and toned muscles and helped burn calories has entered a settlement agreement with plaintiffs who filed their consumer-fraud class action in a Massachusetts federal court


Comments sought on draft class actions bill in the Netherlands
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Netherlands
  • July 31 2014

The Dutch Minister of Security and Justice issued a draft bill on the redress of mass damages in a collective action on July 7, 2014. Under existing


Maryland bans crib bumpers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

Effective June 21, 2013, the sale of baby crib bumper pads will be prohibited in Maryland, making it the first state to issue such a ban


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


Federal court excludes art expert’s damages testimony in dryer fire litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

A federal court in New York has granted Electrolux's motion to exclude an art appraiser's expert testimony in product-liability litigation filed to


Suja Thomas, “how atypical, hard cases make bad law,” Wake Forest Law Review, 2013
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2014

In a just-published article, University of Illinois College of Law Professor Suja Thomas examines recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, including Bell


Ninth Circuit splits over jurisdiction question involving commercial activity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Austria, USA
  • December 19 2013

In an 8-3 ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc has determined that a lower court erred in dismissing personal-injury claims filed


Seventh Circuit decides comity has no preclusive effect on class certification rulings
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2012

In the context of class action claims filed by Cook County, Illinois, jail inmates alleging Eighth Amendment and due process violations in connection with the dental care they are provided, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that comity between federal district judges’ rulings on class certification is not preclusive; thus, a district court did not err in granting class status to the inmates’ claims despite the previous refusal of sister courts to grant certification in nearly identical lawsuits