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Tension between private AG law and mandatory arbitration heats up in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2013

American Lawyer senior writer Alison Frankel reports on a recent California appellate court ruling that "just made a high-stakes debate at the state


Federal jury finds asbestos lawyers liable for RICO violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

A federal jury in West Virginia has reportedly awarded CSX Transportation more than $425,000 in a lawsuit against two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Second Circuit rules failure to institute “litigation hold” does not constitute gross negligence per se
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

In the context of an employment discrimination dispute, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a district court did not abuse its discretion in denying an adverse inference instruction despite the defendant’s failure to preserve personnel files after receiving notice of the plaintiffs’ Equal Employment Opportunity charge in 2001


Fired worker seeks SCOTUS review of punitive damages question
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

A former UPS employee who alleges retaliatory discharge has filed a petition for certiorari, seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of a Tenth Circuit decision overturning as excessive a jury’s $2 million punitive damages award


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


Mississippi Supreme Court returns punitive damages in asbestos litigation for re-trial
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2014

The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the compensatory damages awarded to a man diagnosed with mesothelioma allegedly caused by workplace


Virginia Supreme Court issues ruling on cause of action accrual in asbestos case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

A divided Virginia Supreme Court, answering a question certified to it by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, has determined that a plaintiff's cause


Pa. Supreme Court declines review of asbestos rulings
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reportedly decided not to review two asbestos-exposure cases that purportedly produced opposing conclusions in the


Ninth Circuit joins sister circuits on inconsistent federal and state class action mechanisms
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined, in the context of a wage-andhour dispute, that different opting mechanisms for class members


Secondhand asbestos exposure verdict survives appeal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

A New Jersey appellate court has upheld a $7 million jury award to a woman who allegedly developed mesothelioma, in part, from exposure to the asbestos on her husband's clothing, which she purportedly shook out before laundering