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Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp.: no class certification for obese teens
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A judge from the U.S. Court of International Trade, sitting by designation in a New York federal district court, has determined that the obesity-related claims filed in 2002 against McDonald’s Corp. cannot be pursued as a class action


FDA refuses to re-classify tooth-whitening products as drugs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a Citizen Petition asking the agency to re-categorize tooth-whitening products as drugs


Obesity lawsuit against McDonald’s concludes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

The parties in obesity-related litigation, brought on behalf of several teenagers against fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. in 2002, have filed a stipulation of voluntary dismissal with prejudice


Following Aubin v. Union Carbide, Will Complex Medical Device Manufacturers Face an Uphill Battle in Defending Against Strict Liability Design Defect Claims in Florida?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

In Florida, there are two tests that a jury may apply in determining whether a product is defectively designed under a strict liability theory: the


FDA's regulation of trans fats
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2014

More than 100 years after the advent of artificial trans fats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the first step toward banning


Prop. 65 litigation ends in agreements to remove cocamide DEA from products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

According to the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), which has sued some 150 personal-care product companies for failing to warn consumers about


Does consumer awareness of food addiction affect eating behavior?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2015

Raising concerns about how the media portrays the concept of food addiction, a new study questions whether endorsement of this model "may cause


Medical monitoring class action rejected at pleading stage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

A federal court recently rejected a proposed medical monitoring class action brought by alleged Pepsi drinkers. The case reminds readers of the


Nanoparticles in everyday items inhibit fat storage and accelerate aging
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

New research conducted by Stony Brook University scientists reportedly reveals that "pure gold nanoparticles found in everyday items such as personal


Cooked meats allegedly linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

A new study has concluded that advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which occur in heat-processed meat and animal products, can cause brain changes