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Court allows responsible party designation in defective infant seat suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2014

A federal court in Texas has granted the defendants' motion to designate the mother of a child allegedly injured in a spill from the company's infant


FDA warns Lancôme about drug-effect claims for cosmetics
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to the president of Lancôme USA about claims made for some of its cosmetic products, noting that they are being promoted “for uses that cause these products to be drugs under section 201(g)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act"


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


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


Seventh Circuit declines request to keep settlement amount secret in personal-injury suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2014

In his role as motions judge, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner has issued an order denying the request of a plaintiff's law firm


Lead-contaminated toys seized in Florida port
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators reportedly seized shipments of nearly 24,000 toys on November 14, 2012, at a Jacksonville, Florida, port


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


FDA claims tests reveal 400 lipsticks contain lead
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

Recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tests have apparently revealed that 400 shades of lipsticks available in the U.S. market contain trace amounts of lead


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


Hong Kong manufacturer fails to stay coffee-maker defect proceedings
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

A federal court in Ohio has refused to stay proceedings against the Hong Kong-based manufacturer of a coffee-maker that allegedly caused a house fire in 2009, ruling that the company’s filing of an appeal from the court’s denial in part of its motion to dismiss did not divest the court of jurisdiction and that the company failed to demonstrate exceptional circumstances to warrant interlocutory appeal and thus warrant a permissive stay of the proceedings