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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


ABA approves changes to rules on foreign lawyers’ practice in the United States
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates recently approved a number of amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct


U.S. courts lacked jurisdiction over Italian gun maker; default judgment vacated
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that U.S. courts lacked both general and specific jurisdiction over the Italian manufacturer of a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, thus affirming a district court order vacating an $11-million default judgment rendered in favor of the family of a man who died from injuries allegedly caused by the gun’s unexpected discharge


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


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


DRI national poll uncovers perceptions of flaws in U.S. civil justice system
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar recently issued a report titled “The DRI National Poll on the Civil Justice System,” in which it found, on the basis of a random sample of 1,020 U.S. adults, that a significant percentage (41) of respondents indicated that they were not confident that the civil law system produces just and fair results


First Circuit confirms jurisdiction over Canadian company
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2014

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Massachusetts courts have long-arm jurisdiction over a Canadian company "where the parties'


U.S. Supreme Court considers jurisdictional threshold issues under CAFA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument on January 7, 2013, in a case raising issues about the amount in controversy for cases removed to federal court


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


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