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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


A hot topic in aggregate litigation: parens patriae suits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2013

"Access to justice in a mass society is the central civil-justice issue of our day. Individual litigation of mass-injury claims is a luxury that


State supreme court to consider comparative negligence doctrine
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

Here's a case to watch, especially for those with tort cases in Maryland


Kiobel redux: cabal playpen?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2013

"The ATS Alien Tort Statute has become a playpen for a cabal of international law enthusiasts and plaintiffs' lawyers. Couple the former's


Mississippi Supreme Court sanctions judge for refusing to step aside in asbestos suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

The Mississippi Supreme Court has imposed a $500 fine, in addition to a public reprimand and $200 in costs, on a judge who failed to timely reveal in


Third-parties gain attorneyclient privilege
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2013

When Plaintiff tried to shield damages-related information held by third-parties from discovery, the district court said okay. The court applied the


Liptak reports findings on leanings of judges with daughters
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2014

In the context of a 2003 high court ruling in which Chief Justice William Rehnquist "suddenly turned into a feminist, denouncing 'stereotypes about


The apparent power of daughters
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2014

"A new study found that judges who have daughters are more likely to rule in favor of women's rights than those who don't." Wall Street Journal Law


Chief justice focuses on budget in Year-End Report
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2014

With references to "Scrooge's ghosts and George Bailey's guardian angel," Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts focused on the budget in


California Bar seeks comment on ESI discovery ethical duties
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2014

The California Bar's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct has issued for public comment a proposed formal opinion that would