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Court nixes lodestar multiplier in Apple iPhone 4 products liability settlement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

A federal court in California has given final approval to a settlement that resolves a nationwide class action involving a purported defect affecting the iPhone 4’s cellular network reception, but has reduced the requested attorney’s fees by more than half

U.S. Supreme Court considers preemption in auto-defect case, class-action exemptions in cell phone contracts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral argument this term in two cases with a potential impact on product liability law: Williamson v. Mazda Motor of Am., Inc., No. 08-1314 (U.S., argued November 3, 2010), and AT&T Mobility LLC. v. Concepcion, No. 09-893 (U.S., argued November 9, 2010

Third Circuit rules cell phone radio wave litigation preempted by federal law
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2010

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of class action claims against cell phone manufacturers and retailers of wireless handheld telephones alleging they are unsafe to use without headsets because holding the antennas next to the head purportedly exposes the user to dangerous levels of radio frequency (RF) radiation