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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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