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Discredited resveratrol researcher sues UConn for wrongful termination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2013

A scientist who was accused of falsifying data in research on the purported health benefits of red wine has reportedly sued the University of


Rudd Center Survey Finds Support for Laws Against Weight Discrimination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2015

The University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has conducted a study assessing public support for policies and laws that would


Court recognizes severe obesity as disability under ADA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2011

Denying an employer’s motions for summary judgment in an employment discrimination suit, a federal court in Louisiana has determined that severe obesity, regardless of its basis, qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act


Study links occupational BPA exposure to lower semen quality
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A recent study funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has reportedly linked workplace bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to "1 decreased sperm concentration, 2 decreased total sperm count, 3 decreased sperm vitality, and 4 decreased sperm motility


OSHA to revise employer reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries, amputations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses


Workers’ compensation awarded in obese woman’s death
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

According to a news source, a New Jersey appeals court has determined that the husband of an obese woman who died of a blood clot after working long hours in her home office may recover workers’ compensation benefits


Drug-resistant bacteria allegedly linked to industrial farm workers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

A recent study examining the prevalence of methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA and MDRSA) among farm workers has reported


Workers’ comp deductibles at issue in pork employees’ neurological disease
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

A Minnesota appeals court has reportedly decided a dispute over workers' compensation deductibles in favor of a pork processing company's insurance carrier in litigation arising from injuries to employees exposed to the mist from pig brain tissue


Insurer claims policy does not cover diacetyl claim damages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

An insurer that issued commercial umbrella policies to a company that makes flavorings ingredients, including those used in butter-flavored microwave popcorn, is seeking a declaration that it has no obligation under those policies to defend or indemnify the company in lawsuits alleging respiratory injury from exposure to diacetyl


Montana high court rules obesity may be a protected disability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

Responding to a question certified by a federal district court, a divided Montana Supreme Court has said that obesity which is not the symptom of a physiological condition may be a “physical or mental impairment” as the terms are used in the Montana Human Rights Act