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Ninth Circuit splits over interplay of standing and forum non conveniens
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2012

In response to a petition for rehearing en banc before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a dispute over the adequacy of Peru as an alternative forum in a case involving claims by indigenous people that a U.S. oil company discharged pollutants into the waterways they used for drinking, fishing and bathing, dissenting and concurring opinions reveal a split on whether the court had jurisdiction to decide the forum non conveniens question if one of the plaintiffs, the only domestic plaintiff, lacked standing


Crocs agrees to pay penalty for selling unregistered antimicrobial shoes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

Crocs, Inc. has entered a consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires it to pay a $230,000 civil penalty for marketing certain shoe products in 2009 and 2010 with the claim that they killed or controlled bacterial growth


Consumers taking new shots at product manufacturers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2010

With an increasing number of companies touting their products as "green" or "environmentally friendly," consumers have reportedly begun challenging those claims in court complaining that they paid more for products that did not meet their expectations


Flea and tick collars to carry cancer exposure warning in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

A California court has approved a consent judgment between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a number of makers and retailers of flea and tick collars


Small companies break into “green” toy market
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

Massive toy recalls in recent years have reportedly prompted small American businesses to venture into the "eco-friendly" toy market as a way to help consumers avoid toxic products


Ninth Circuit allows Peruvian toxic exposure claims to proceed in US courts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Peru, USA
  • December 9 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an oil company failed to meet its burden of proving that Peru would be an adequate alternative forum in litigation by indigenous people claiming injury from the company's operations in their country


New law sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

President Barack Obama (D) has signed into law an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act that sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products sold in the United States as of January 1, 2013


EPA welcomes FDA to chemical screening collaboration
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has welcomed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to a federal agency collaboration that involves chemical testing


Nine states establish clearinghouse to reduce toxic chemicals in products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2011

Nine states have launched an umbrella organization that aims to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products


EPA extends comment deadline on antimicrobial chemical
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2011

EPA has announced a 60-day extension period for public comments on triclosan, an antimicrobial substance used in pesticide products, hand sanitizers, toothpaste, and other consumer products