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Obesity lawsuit against McDonald’s concludes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

The parties in obesity-related litigation, brought on behalf of several teenagers against fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. in 2002, have filed a stipulation of voluntary dismissal with prejudice


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


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


MDL Court approves settlement of class claims against toning shoe maker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2013

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Kentucky has approved a $45-million settlement of nationwide class-action lawsuits alleging that Skechers


Court refuses to find asbestos claims preempted in talcum powder lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

A New York trial court has determined that a 1997 amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act preempting state law claims relating to the labeling and packaging of cosmetics does not preempt the claims of a plaintiff with mesothelioma who alleged that she was not adequately warned about the asbestos in the Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder she used from 1950 through the late 1980s


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


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


Fifth Circuit applies choice-of-law rules in helicopter crash suit and dismisses action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has applied Louisiana law under Florida choice-of-law rules requiring application of the most-significant-relations test and effectively barred a decedent’s mother from bringing a wrongful death action on behalf of his estate against defendants allegedly involved in the 2009 helicopter crash in which the decedent was killed


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


Without expert testimony, plaintiff cannot proceed in automatic door defect suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

A federal court in South Carolina has dismissed strict liability and negligence claims filed by a woman who alleged that she was injured by an