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Third Circuit affirms first-filed rule to nix toxic tort forum shopping
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • November 10 2015

Chastising the Plaintiffs for forum shopping, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a district court's decision to dismiss

Jury in C-8 exposure case awards $1.6m in compensatory damages, denies punitives
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • November 10 2015

An Ohio federal jury in October handed out the first verdict in multi-district litigation ("MDL") against E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. related to

“Hide No Harm Act of 2015” targets employers, directors and officers
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2015

The 114th Congress has now taken up the policy recently announced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) through the Yates Memo. The Hide No Harm Act (S

Knock knock the latest fire protection standard for doors is revised
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2015

A new Code of Practice, BS7273-4:2015, has been released which applies to electrical control arrangements for actuation of mechanisms that unlock

The State AG report weekly update October 22, 2015
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • October 22 2015

16 AGs, led by Maryland AG Brian Frosh, submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to express their

The State AG report weekly update October 1, 2015
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • October 1 2015

Washington AG Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Service Employees International Healthcare 775NW (“SEIU 775”) and political action committee

New York Federal Court finds business properly classified translators as independent contractors
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

This month, two New York federal judges reviewing a claim of misclassification rejected a claim for overtime compensation, agreeing that a business

Marc Schoem, CPSC’s longtime Deputy Director of Compliance, retiring after 40 years at CPSC; becoming new ICPHSO Head
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

The consumer product safety community is a tight knit one and no one is better known or influential in the community than Marc Schoem. Marc has spent

Illinois Appellate Court strengthens sole proximate cause defense in asbestos cases
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

The question of whether a product manufacturer or employer in an asbestos lawsuit can introduce evidence of the plaintiff's exposures to asbestos

Class action round-up - spring 2015
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robinssetting the stage for an important decision on whether a