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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


Seventh Circuit rejects effort to allege attorneyexpert joint venture in table-saw defect trial
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2013

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a table-saw manufacturer's repeated references during a jury trial to its theory that the


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


Ninth Circuit joins sister circuits on inconsistent federal and state class action mechanisms
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined, in the context of a wage-andhour dispute, that different opting mechanisms for class members


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


SCOTUS rulings address personal jurisdiction over foreign tire and machine makers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2011

Near the end of its recently concluded term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that determined whether U.S. courts could exercise jurisdiction over foreign companies that made products which allegedly injured U.S. residents


Eighth Circuit dismisses preempted claims of inadequate labeling for contact cement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2011

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a lower court correctly granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment, concluding that the claims filed by survivors of a man killed when a contact-cement spill ignited as he tried to clean it up would have imposed label warnings not required under federal law


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


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


Criminal charges filed against children’s toy importers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly charged five individuals living in Queens, New York, and their closely held companies in a