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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


Monster Beverage Corp. hit with wrongful death lawsuit, FDA investigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The parents of a 14-year-old girl who allegedly died after consuming two 24-ounce Monster Energy drinks in a 24-hour period have filed a wrongful death and strict product liability lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. in a California state court


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


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


Drug maker defeats AG motion to dismiss action challenging private contingency counsel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

We have warned readers before about the dangerous and growing practice of governmental agencies delegating state police powers to private (plaintiff


When does a shirt becomes a service in a personal injury lawsuit?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2012

A federal court in Indiana has determined that a reasonable jury could find that the relationship between an injured plaintiff and the company that supplied the shirt he was wearing while employed as a welderplasma torch operator “was predominantly for the sale of a service”; thus the court allowed the plaintiff’s negligence claim to proceed while granting the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on claims of product defect


ABA considers model ethics rule allowing foreign attorneys to practice in U.S. courts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Ethics 2020 has reportedly filed final proposals for updating the model rules to account for technological advances and international legal practice


CSPI celebrates Food Day with video contest
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has invited the submission of “videos of people pouring out soda on or about October 24” to celebrate the second annual Food Day


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


Pennsylvania lawmakers poised to abolish joint-and-several liability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2011

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has reportedly passed a bill (H.B. No. 1) that would change the way damages are awarded in most civil lawsuits