Deceptive Trade Practice Claims Dismissed on Forum Non Conveniens Grounds

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Shook, Hardy & Bacon defended a class action alleging deceptive trade practice and warranty claims against the manufacturer of Sunbeam® heating blankets. After Shook defeated class certification, the claims of the individual representatives were remanded to state court for resolution. Those claims were subsequently dismissed by the state court on forum non conveniens grounds and never re-filed. Belle v. Sunbeam Prods., Inc., No. 08-30257-CIV, (S. D. Florida 2008).