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Home confinement and probation for illegal asbestos removal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

A federal court in New Jersey has sentenced a construction worker to three years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for


Advocacy organization report calls for protection of young agricultural workers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

Human Rights Watch has issued a report titled "Fields of Peril: Child Labor in US Agriculture" that describes the working conditions facing the nation's youngest field laborers and calls for changes to federal employment and environmental laws to provide them with greater protections


Hearings begin on fraud allegations in litigation over pesticides used on Nicaraguan banana plantations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

A California trial court has reportedly begun hearing evidence to determine if a 2007 $2.3 million jury award to Nicaraguan banana plantation workers who claimed they were sterilized by exposure to pesticides was based on fraud


Federal appeals court sends obesity disability litigation back to trial court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has returned to a federal district court litigation alleging that a karate instructor was fired because he was obese in violation of a New York City law that forbids disability-based workplace discrimination


Insurance companies seek contribution from other insurers in defending diacetyl exposure lawsuits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

A group of insurance companies has sued another group of insurers, seeking a declaration that the defendants are also required to indemnify and defend flavoring companies that have been named as defendants in lawsuits by former microwave popcorn- and candy-plant employees alleging injuries from exposure to diacetyl


Recently filed lawsuits: death in a chocolate factory, demand for documents in NYC “man drinking fat” ads, new claims that Wesson Oil is not “100 natural”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

The parents of a 29-year-old who died after he fell into a vat of chocolate have filed a wrongful death action in a Pennsylvania state court against the company that owned the plant where he worked and a number of other defendants involved in manufacturing the allegedly faulty equipment that purportedly led to the accident


Antitrust laws implicated when competing supermarkets agree to share revenues during labor dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a divided en banc ruling, has determined that while an agreement between competitors to share revenues during a labor dispute is not immune from antitrust laws, the district court properly denied a challenge to an agreement between California supermarkets as a per se violation of the Sherman Act or on the basis of a “quick look” antitrust analysis; the Ninth Circuit found that a truncated or abbreviated review process is insufficient to determine whether this type of agreement has affected competition in the relevant market


NIOSH seeks comments on criteria for setting occupational diacetyl exposure limit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) will hold a public meeting August 26, 2011, to solicit public input on a draft document titled “Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione.”


Philippine banana workers seek damages for DBCP exposure
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

Hundreds of individually named Philippine banana plantation workers alleging physical and mental injury from exposure to pesticides have filed suit against a number of agricultural and chemical companies in a California state court seeking compensatory and punitive damages


Pesticide exposure claims of banana plantation workers near settlement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2011

According to a news source, Dole Food Co. has tentatively agreed to settle the pesticide-exposure claims of more than 5,000 former banana plantation workers in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras