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Study claims to link heavy diesel-exhaust exposure to lung cancer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

A recent National Cancer Institute (NCI) study concludes that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increases the risk of death from lung cancer


NIOSH seeks comments on criteria for setting occupational diacetyl exposure limit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) will hold a public meeting August 26, 2011, to solicit public input on a draft document titled “Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione.”


Rudd Center Survey Finds Support for Laws Against Weight Discrimination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2015

The University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has conducted a study assessing public support for policies and laws that would


Drug-resistant bacteria allegedly linked to industrial farm workers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

A recent study examining the prevalence of methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA and MDRSA) among farm workers has reported


Hearings begin on fraud allegations in litigation over pesticides used on Nicaraguan banana plantations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

A California trial court has reportedly begun hearing evidence to determine if a 2007 $2.3 million jury award to Nicaraguan banana plantation workers who claimed they were sterilized by exposure to pesticides was based on fraud


Court recognizes severe obesity as disability under ADA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2011

Denying an employer’s motions for summary judgment in an employment discrimination suit, a federal court in Louisiana has determined that severe obesity, regardless of its basis, qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act


Workers’ comp deductibles at issue in pork employees’ neurological disease
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

A Minnesota appeals court has reportedly decided a dispute over workers' compensation deductibles in favor of a pork processing company's insurance carrier in litigation arising from injuries to employees exposed to the mist from pig brain tissue


Texas hospital refuses to hire employees with BMI exceeding 35
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

Citizens Medical Center, located in Victoria, Texas, has reportedly instituted a prohibition on hiring any employee with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, or 210 pounds for an individual 5 feet, 5 inches tall or 245 pounds for someone 5-foot-10


Montana high court rules obesity may be a protected disability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

Responding to a question certified by a federal district court, a divided Montana Supreme Court has said that obesity which is not the symptom of a physiological condition may be a “physical or mental impairment” as the terms are used in the Montana Human Rights Act


Insurer claims policy does not cover diacetyl claim damages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

An insurer that issued commercial umbrella policies to a company that makes flavorings ingredients, including those used in butter-flavored microwave popcorn, is seeking a declaration that it has no obligation under those policies to defend or indemnify the company in lawsuits alleging respiratory injury from exposure to diacetyl