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.
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.
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.
Court Overturns Jury Verdict Against Shook Client
Shook Partner Chip Sander and Of Counsel Dan Rohner obtained reversal of a jury verdict and damages for abuse of process when a Colorado appeals court held that Shook’s client should have received a directed verdict on the issue as a matter of law.
U.S. Supreme Court Adopts Rule for Discovery Sanctions Set Forth in Phil Goldberg’s Amicus Brief for National Association of Manufacturers
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger that discovery sanctions must be causally tied to the alleged misconduct. The unanimous ruling endorsed the position submitted to the court by Shook’s National Amicus Practice Co-Chair Phil Goldberg in an amicus brief filed on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers.