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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


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


NY High Court affirms $8.8 million verdict in post-hole digger design-defect suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2014

The New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has affirmed an $8.8 million judgment rendered against companies that made and sold a


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


Court overturns award to home builder seeking insurance coverage for faulty stucco siding
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

A Texas appeals court has overturned a jury award in excess of $5 million rendered in favor of a home builder, finding that (i) the builder failed to distinguish at trial between the work it did to remove and replace defective stucco siding as a preventative and its costs to repair water damage to the homes, and (ii) the insurance policy at issue did not cover losses the builder incurred by settling homeowner claims without the insurer's consent


Tort law in China is focus of two research papers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • China
  • November 6 2014

Singapore Management University School of Law Visiting Professor Wei Zhang has recently published two articles that discuss the origins of China's


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


Seventh Circuit deems expert opinion reliable in industrial accident case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the testimony of a plaintiffs’ expert, who opined that an equipment defect was responsible for an industrial accident and an alternative design would have prevented the disabling injury, was properly ruled admissible under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993


FDA urges SCOTUS to reject review in ear candles case, says warning letters are not reviewable in court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the petition for review filed by the Holistic Candlers and Consumers Association and companies making ear candle products from a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling dismissing their challenge to FDA’s warning letters about their products


Lawyers sued in UK for filing “hopeless claim” trying to link autism and vaccines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2014

A man who was reportedly diagnosed with autism three years after receiving a measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine has evidently sued the legal team