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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Illinois Supreme Court allows further development of secondhand asbestos injury theory
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

A divided Illinois Supreme Court has decided that a plaintiff has insufficiently pleaded that an employer owed a duty of care to a woman who died from mesothelioma after purportedly being exposed to asbestos on her husband’s clothing from 1958 to 1964