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Obesity lawsuit against McDonald’s concludes

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.

Greg Fowler.

ABA approves changes to rules on foreign lawyers’ practice in the United States

USA - February 28 2013 The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates recently approved a number of amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct…

Walter L. Cofer, Greg Fowler.

Nancy Nord Lambastes CPSC’s regulatory and enforcement practices

USA - November 8 2012 In an October 24, 2012, speech during the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s 13th annual summit, Republican Commissioner Nancy Nord discussed regulatory review, cost-benefit analysis and how little of each she claims is happening at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Greg Fowler.

Italy’s Supreme Court links mobile phones to brain tumors in landmark ruling

Italy - October 25 2012 Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation has reportedly affirmed a lower court ruling allowing businessman Innocente Marcolini to recover compensation for developing a brain tumor after using a mobile phone for up to six hours each day for 12 years.

Greg Fowler.

Fifth Circuit affirms sanctions against law firm for violating protective order in tire suit

USA - June 28 2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an award of sanctions in favor of a tire manufacturer whose trade secrets and confidential information, subject to a protective order, were inadvertently distributed to other plaintiffs’ lawyers by the law firm representing a family that filed a products liability suit against the company.

Greg Fowler.