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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


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.”


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


Minnesota Governor vetoes tort reform legislation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) has vetoed and returned to the state Senate a number of bills that would have imposed tort reform measures on the state courts


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


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


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


SCOTUS opens term with additional argument on alien tort claims issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

During the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a second round of arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., No. 10-1491 (U.S., restored to the calendar for reargument March 5, 2012


Stakes high in Kiobel?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

“Thus re-framed, the Kiobel case has the potential to substantially redefine prevailing understandings about how open the U.S. courts are to claims under international law.”