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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


EPA issues for comment nanomaterial case study involving flame-retardant coatings for upholstery textiles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments on an external review draft document titled “Nanomaterial Case Study: A Comparison of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Decabromodiphenyl Ether Flame-Retardant Coatings Applied to Upholstery Textiles.”


EPA, CDC officials claim no safe level of lead for children
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently held a hearing devoted to “The Latest Science on Lead’s Impacts on Children’s Development and Public Health.”


EPA proposes new-use rules for 17 chemicals including nanoscale compounds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) for 17 chemicals, some of which are used to manufacture such products as electronics, batteries, rubber, plastics, inks, and lubricants


Review board to discuss ethics of research using human subjects
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to discuss scientific and ethical reviews of research using human subjects


Mass tort and asbestos procedures overhauled in besieged Philadelphia courts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge John Herron has issued an order revising the court’s mass tort and asbestos program procedures, which, according to the order, were not meeting American Bar Association standards and thus led to delays in disposition of these disputes and an “astonishing” increase in filings from outside the state


Sherwin-Williams and PPG settle FTC charge of misleading consumers about paint
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

As a result of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) crackdown on companies that make misleading “green” claims, two of the nation’s leading paint companiesSherwin-Williams Co. and PPG Industries, Inc.have agreed to stop advertising that some of their paints are free of the potentially harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs


Cancer Panel report says environmental chemicals causing “grievous harm”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Described by the media as "landmark" and "extraordinary," the President's Cancer Panel newly issued 2008-2009 Annual Report claims that the National Cancer Program has not adequately addressed the "true burden of environmentally induced cancer."


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


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