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Barkett Reviews Recent Cases Applying the Work Product Amendments in Rule 26

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner John Barkett continues his analysis of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in “Work Product Protection for Draft Expert Reports and Attorney-Expert Communications,” a May 30 article for the Environmental & Energy Litigation newsletter of the ABA Section of Litigation.
Success | Insurance and Reinsurance

Ninth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Duty to Defend Case

Shook Partner Matt Sitzer and Associate Amy Cho obtained a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit when the appeals court ruled that insurers Liberty Mutual and Hartford had no duty to defend a rent-to-own franchisee against allegations that it installed spyware on laptop computers it rented to customers.

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Yoder and Plunkett Explain How to Use Rule 30(6)(b) Depositions to Further Client Strategies

The receipt of a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition notice may feel daunting, but Shook Partner William Yoder and Associate Melissa Plunkett explain that diligent preparation is the key to effective response in “Avoiding Pitfalls and Using the Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition to Strengthen Your Client’s Themes,” in DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly, Spring 2017.

Success | Pharmaceutical and Medical Device

Fourth Circuit Affirms Judgment for Boston Scientific

In a unanimous published decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a transvaginal surgical mesh patient’s failure to warn claim against Boston Scientific. Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Dan Rogers, with co-counsel Ellis & Winters LLP, represented Boston Scientific before the appeals panel.

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ABA Products Liability Committee Newsletter Features Shook's "Autonomous Vehicles Year in Review"

Shook Partner Doug Robinson and Associate Siena Caruso examine the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in September 2016 to establish a preliminary framework and best practices for manufacturers and other entities involved in design, development, testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles.