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Attorneys found guilty of fraud in asbestos settlement case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

A federal jury in Natchez, Mississippi, has reportedly ruled that two attorneys will have to pay back $210,000 in settlement funds paid to their clients and $210,000 in punitive damages for alleged fraudulent claims they filed in an asbestos case that settled in 2002


Illinois courts to stop reserving asbestos trial dates for cases not yet filed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

According to a news source, Madison County, Illinois, Associate Judge Clarence Harrison has decided that trial dates will no longer be reserved for asbestos cases that have not yet been filed


FDA seeks dismissal of whistleblower retaliation claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

In an ongoing dispute between scientists critical of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) medical-device review process, FDA has sought to dismiss claims of adverse employment action allegedly taken in retaliation for whistleblowing


Strict product liability alleged in meat grinder-related mortality
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2012

The family of a man allegedly killed while he was cleaning and maintaining a meat grinder in his place of employment has sued the equipment’s manufacturer, claiming that it was unsafe because it lacked a warning signal to signify that “it was powered on and about to start operating” as well as an emergency stop device


California jury awards millions for secondhand exposure to asbestos
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

A California state jury has reportedly awarded compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $200 million to Bobby and Rhoda Evans for the mesothelioma that Rhoda allegedly contracted from washing her husband's work clothes; he was allegedly exposed to asbestos on the job for some 24 years


Beryllium exposure not suitable for medical monitoring under Pennsylvania law
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that nearby residents and workers at Pennsylvania factories that allegedly exposed them to beryllium cannot seek medical monitoring


Ohio Supreme Court limits premises owner’s liability in asbestos exposure case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

The Ohio Supreme Court has determined that, under a state law applicable to all tort actions for asbestos claims brought against a premises owner, the wife of a pipefitter who brought asbestos dust on his clothes into the home for 10 years cannot sue the owner of the property where the pipefitter worked


Plausibility pleading standard shunned in Tennessee
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

Invited to adopt the U.S. Supreme Court’s new plausibility pleading standard in an employment law dispute, the Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to do so, citing the state’s long-standing adherence to the more liberal “notice” pleading standard previously applied in the federal courts


Fifth Circuit upholds fraud verdict and damages against asbestos plaintiffs’ counsel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2012

A divided Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has affirmed a judgment against two lawyers on claims of fraud and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing; their alleged misrepresentations purportedly induced the plaintiff to settle asbestos exposure claims filed by its former employees


New judge, new jury: Union Carbide escapes liability in asbestos exposure re-trial
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2012

Following a successful challenge before the Mississippi Supreme Court to the alleged partiality of the judge who presided over its first trial, which resulted in a $322-million verdict, Union Carbide has won its second trial in an asbestos exposure lawsuit