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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


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


Buckyballs Co. CEO launches “united we ball” campaign to fight CPSC lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

Craig Zucker, founder of the now-defunct company that made Buckyballs high-power magnetic desk toys and the subject of a lawsuit in which the


Homeowners allege spray foam insulation endangers health
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

Pennsylvania residents have filed a putative class action against companies that made and installed spray foam insulation (SPF) in their homes, claiming that its application “causes property damage and health hazards to occupants of installed homes such that the only remedy is the complete removal of SPF.”


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


Sixth Circuit rules third-party defendants may not remove cases to federal court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2012

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a published opinion, in a case arising out of a mortgage foreclosure, to join sister circuits and hold that a third-party defendant cannot seek removal of a state-court action under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA


Florida Supreme Court addresses relation back of pleading amendment in HVAC suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

The Supreme Court of Florida has determined that "an amended complaint filed after the statute of limitations has expired, naming a party who had


Court tentatively approves settlement of false-ad suit over footwear
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2014

A federal court in California has given preliminary approval to a $5.3-million settlement in a putative nationwide class action alleging that Fitflop


NHTSA Website allows searches for recalled vehicles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a new online search tool that will allow consumers to determine, on the