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Fifth Circuit affirms sanctions against law firm for violating protective order in tire suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • 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


Virginia Supreme Court issues ruling on cause of action accrual in asbestos case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

A divided Virginia Supreme Court, answering a question certified to it by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, has determined that a plaintiff's cause


Time and cost burdens estimated for CPSC consumer opinion forum surveys
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2014

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has requested comments on the time and cost burdens associated with surveys of participants in its


Federal court narrows claims against pet chew toy maker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

A federal court in Maryland has dismissed a number of claims filed by a pet owner whose French bulldog allegedly ingested part of a Nylabone chew toy that subsequently caused intestinal injury


Expert testimony excluded as unreliable; consumer’s popcorn lung claims dismissed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

A federal court in Washington has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that inhaling the diacetyl in fumes from four to six bags of microwave popcorn daily caused his lung disease


Expert evidence improperly excluded in bedbug infestation case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2011

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a case against a discount furniture retailer, finding that the trial court erred in excluding the causation testimony of the exterminator whom the plaintiffs consulted when they discovered a bedbug infestation in their home


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


Massachusetts High Court finds personal jurisdiction challenge waived
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2014

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a party can waive its challenge to personal jurisdiction by actively engaging in litigation


Court allows responsible party designation in defective infant seat suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2014

A federal court in Texas has granted the defendants' motion to designate the mother of a child allegedly injured in a spill from the company's infant


CPSC considers changes to rules on public disclosure of product-related information
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2014

Scheduled to meet February 12, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will discuss proposed changes to 16 C.F.R. Part 1101, which