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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


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


Minnesota governor signs tort reform bill
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2012

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) has signed legislation (S.F. No. 1183) that limits the tort liability of the state and its employees for “any number of claims arising out of a single occurrence, if the claim involves a nonprofit organization engaged in or administering outdoor recreational activities funded in whole or in part by the state or operating under the authorization of a permit issued by an agency or department of the state.”


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


Peanut butter cookie served to allergic child not an inherently violent act
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

A federal court in California recently dismissed with prejudice a claim against a school district and some of its personnel filed by the parents of a child with an allergy to nuts; they alleged that the defendants threatened harm to the child by refusing to keep him in a nut-free environment, which threat was undertaken to discourage the parents from exercising a legal right, i.e., requesting accommodations for him, in violation of state law


Obesity experts propose foster care for severely overweight kids
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

Harvard University obesity experts have reportedly proposed that some parents should lose custody of their extremely overweight children to foster care


ATRA president pens WSJ op-ed on fighting fraudulent lawsuits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

Reporting on recent courthouse developments exposing fraudulent lawsuits, American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) President Tiger Joyce calls on


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


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