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Florida legislature to let voters decide on state court overhaul
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2011

The Florida Legislature has passed a proposed constitutional amendment (H.J.R. 7111) that puts an overhaul of the state’s court system before Florida voters


U.S. Supreme Court approves rules amendments; now up to Congress
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has approved for congressional review a number of amendments to the rules of appellate procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence


Pennsylvania legislative committee considers venue and forum shopping issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2011

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on October 24, 2011, to consider a bill (H.B. 1552) that would allow a personal injury or wrongful death suit to be filed only “in the county in which the cause of action arose.”


Federal case filings continue to grow
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2011

According to data released March 15, 2011, by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, case filings continued to increase in fiscal year 2010


CPSC sues company for selling lawn darts in Missouri
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking a permanent injunction to stop a company and an individual from selling lawn darts, which the agency has banned as a hazardous substance because they "present a mechanical hazard and an unreasonable risk of injury to children."


Federal judiciary marks first year of cameras in courtroom pilot program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

The 14 federal trial courts that agreed to participate in a program allowing cameras in the courtroom have, after the first year of the three-year pilot, made 39 court proceedings available online for public viewing


California sues children’s jewelry suppliers and retailers over excessive lead levels
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has reportedly filed a lawsuit against 16 jewelry suppliers and retailers alleging that they sell children’s jewelry as lead-free even though the products contain “more than 1,000 times the allowable level”


CPSC settlements: retailer fined $1.5 million over drawstrings; magnetic toy maker agrees to $400,000 deal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reached a provisional settlement agreement with Burlington Coat Factory Corp. over allegations that the retailer knowingly sold children’s garments with hood and neck drawstrings after they had been recalled


When jurisdiction gives way to other SCOTUS concerns
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

Having read the argument transcripts in Kiobel and Lozman, SCOTUS’ early-term jurisdictionality cases, I am somewhat at a loss


Putative class alleges fraud in mascara marketing claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2012

A California resident has filed a putative class action against Coty Inc., alleging that it falsely advertises one of its cosmetic products, Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara with Grow-Lash Complex, as a product that can lengthen and thicken eyelashes in just 30 days