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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


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


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


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


First Circuit interprets CAFA in employment dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2014

In finding a putative class action removable to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the First Circuit Court of Appeals has


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


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


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