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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


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


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


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


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


State trial court sanctions defense counsel for late objection to late-filed expert report in mesothelioma litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2012

A Delaware trial court has allowed the widow of a man, who allegedly contracted mesothelioma from workplace exposure to talc, to use at trial an expert report filed after a discovery deadline; the report purportedly links the talc in the decedent’s lungs to the substance mined and processed by the defendant


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


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


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