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Florida diner claims restaurant’s negligence led to artichoke-induced injury
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2010

A Florida man has sued a Houston's restaurant and its manager for failing to train servers to explain to patrons how to eat grilled artichokes, contending that their negligence led to his hospitalization and exploratory bowel surgery


Uptick in U.S. traffic fatalities linked to economy
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

With traffic fatalities up 9 percent in the first half of 2012 over the same period in 2011, some researchers have linked any previous decreases in fatalities to economic downturns


ABA approves changes to rules on foreign lawyers’ practice in the United States
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates recently approved a number of amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct


Posner calls for courts and lawyers to lose fear of science and technology
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2013

Affirming a lower court's dismissal of cruel-and-unusual-punishment claims filed by an Illinois prison inmate against a nurse practitioner and


Tort law as public policy or revenge?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2013

"Hershovitz's core claim is that a tort suit enables a form of victim response that, like an act of revenge, conveys the right message. To obtain


Questioning film’s veracity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

"All future discussion of 'Hot Coffee'and certainly any cablebroadcast airings or public screenings whose sponsors care about accuracy and


SCOTUS denies review in disbarred asbestos attorney’s appeal of fraud conviction
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

On the opening day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order denying review of a Fifth Circuit decision affirming the conviction of


Obscenity definition turned on its head
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2013

"It may be fair to say that Kiobel takes Justice Potter Stewart's definition of obscenity and turns it on its head: rather than 'I know it when I see


Fifth Circuit adopts flexible standard for foreign service of process in auto accident case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that, while the 120-day limit on service of process under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure does not apply to defendants who are foreign nationals, a district court may limit the time needed to serve such defendants under a flexible due-diligence standard


Texas Supreme Court issues proposed “loser pay” rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

The Texas Supreme Court has proposed new rules that would implement the “loser-pays” provisions included in tort reform measures adopted in 2011 by the state legislature