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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.”


California legislators consider legislation on vehicle rentals subject to recalls
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

The California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee has approved a bill (A.B. 753) that would prohibit vehicle rental companies from renting or selling a car subject to a safety recall notice, unless “the repairs necessary to correct the defect or noncompliance have been performed on the vehicle.”


House Committee investigates CPSIA’s impact on small businesses
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade recently held a hearing "to examine the unintended consequences" of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.


Federal Judicial Center issues pocket guide for judges on sealing records and proceedings
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

The Federal Judicial Center has published "Sealing Court Records and Proceedings: A Pocket Guide," which provides an overview of the relevant statutes and case law on the subject, as well as general considerations for courts facing such decisions and a procedural checklist.


CPSC issues federal register notice for lead content hearing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a notice about its public hearing on the technological feasibility of manufacturers achieving a 100 parts per million standard for lead content in children's products.


Proposed legislation would allow retired justices to hear U.S. Supreme Court cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2010

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has introduced legislation that would allow a retired U.S. Supreme Court justice to hear a case when an active justice decides it would be a conflict of interest to participate in the Court’s consideration of the matter.


U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal in auto safety preemption litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2010

The family of a woman killed in an auto accident while riding in a van that provided a lap-only seatbelt where she was seated learned on May 24, 2010, that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear whether federal vehicle safety standards preempt state common-law claims that the manufacturer should have installed a lapshoulder belt or provided a warning of the alleged dangers posed by a lap-only seatbelt.


West Virginia Supreme Court refuses to change outcome in renowned judicial recusal case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

The West Virginia Supreme Court has reportedly declined to reconsider its previous decision in a coal-business dispute that favored a company run by a man who contributed millions to one of the justice's election campaigns.