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Missouri Supreme Court rejects punitive damages cap on common-law claim

USA - September 18 2014 In a unanimous ruling, the Missouri Supreme Court has determined that a legislatively imposed cap on punitive damages applied to a jury's finding of…

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley

Federal court finds California an inconvenient forum in Costa Concordia wreck suit

USA - September 18 2014 A federal court in California has granted Carnival Corp.'s motion for dismissal on the basis on forum non conveniens in an admiralty lawsuit alleging…

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley

Fifth Circuit refuses to recognize German judgment

USA - September 18 2014 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the German heirs of a defendant voluntarily dismissed with prejudice from a property dispute…

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley

CPSC considers rule on high-power magnet sets

USA - September 18 2014 While Republican Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle will not participate in the safety agency's rulemaking restricting the power…

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley

California releases draft three-year plan to ID chemical risks in consumer products

USA - September 18 2014 California's Department of Toxic Substances Control has released a draft three-year plan under the Safer Consumer Products program to guide the…

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley