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No preemption for locomotive’s alleged violations of federal standard
  • Jenner & Block
  • USA
  • March 25 2015

In Delaware & Hudson Railway Co. v. Knoedler Manufacturers, Inc., No. 13-3678 (3d Cir. Jan. 9, 2015), the Third Circuit addressed the question of the

Enforcement guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard compliance date
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

We had previously blogged that June 1, 2015 is the deadline for compliance with the all new hazardous communication (HazCom) standard (29 CFR section

To spoil or not to spoil? Why speculation carried the day for the defense against plaintiff’s spoliation claims
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2015

This holiday season has been good to the asbestos defense bar. On December 16, 2014, the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court decided a case

Ohio Supreme Court rules former testimony in a products liability suit is inadmissible in a worker’s compensation suit
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • December 16 2014

Donald Burkhart was employed as a maintenance worker for H.J. Heinz Company from 1946 to 1986. While employed at Heinz, Burkhart was frequently

Class action round-up - fall 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2014

A class of industrial purchasers of polyurethane products brought suit against Dow Chemical Company for fixing the prices of those products. After

OSHA Local Emphasis Program for funeral homes, chemical and product manufacturing plants, printing facilities, and outpatient care centers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2014

In an illustration of how widely OSHA will be looking at industries that use highly hazardous chemicals, OSHA's Omaha Area Director recently

Is the MDL a “sophisticated misuser” of California law? California appellate court refuses to apply sophisticated user doctrine, rebukes feds
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

A California appellate court has refused to apply the sophisticated user doctrine to bar the claims of the family of a career U.S. Navy shipyard

Doing business in North America - Volume 2: Mexico
  • Miller Canfield PLC
  • Mexico, USA
  • October 6 2014

Unlike the U.S., Mexico has a civil legal sys in which the vast majority of its laws are codified. The legal system is based on Roman law and

Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and

Trade groups seek extension to OSHA Globally Harmonized System implementation deadline for US chemical hazard communications
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 15 2014

On March 26, 2012, the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule adopting the United Nations Globally Harmonized