Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

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2555 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
Phone: 816.474.6550
Fax: 816.421.5547
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Toxic Torts
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  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Financial Services Giant Fidelity Targeted On Open Source Software Usage

Fidelity is the latest target of Sound View Innovations, an intellectual property licensing company, for its use of several open source software components in Fidelity’s systems and platforms. Sound View filed its lawsuit…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | December 2017

Sen. Hatch Introduces New Bill Regulating Cosmetic Safety - Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has introduced legislation aiming to modernize cosmetics regulation, proposing amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act that…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | December 2017#2

A state senator in Pennsylvania has reportedly announced plans to introduce a bill that would bar any municipality in the state from levying a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). If enacted, the bill could invalidate the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | December 2017

Subway Sweepstakes Ads Lacked Adequate Disclosures, CARU Finds - After reviewing an ad for Subway’s “Fresh Fit for Kid’s Meal” featuring premium toys and offering a sweepstakes for a tablet, the Children’s Advertising Review…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | November 2017#3

French Agency Finds Unlabeled Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Food - The Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF), a French agency for consumer affairs and fraud…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Cloud Security Firm Zscaler Faces Patent Litigation

Over the past year, Symantec has filed two lawsuits asserting over a dozen patents against Zscaler’s cloud security platform, claiming in its Complaints that newcomer Zscaler “has gained momentum in the marketplace through…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | November 2017 #2

Senators Urge USDA to Implement GMO Labeling - Several Democratic senators, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | November 2017

NOSB Votes to Continue Allowing Hydroponics - The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has reportedly voted to continue allowing food grown in water-based nutrient solutions to be labeled “organic,” rejecting a challenge…more
 /  Administrative Law, Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Bad For Your Health: Lawsuit Advertising Implications And Solutions

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Cary Silverman has authored a report for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform examining the effects of advertising soliciting plaintiffs for lawsuits targeting prescription drugs and medical…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | October 2017 #4

Furans in Baby Food May Pose Health Risk, EFSA Reports - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued an assessment of the risks of furans and related compounds 2- and 3-methylfurans, concluding that they pose a…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Products Liability

Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | October 2017

The use of beauty products is “an understudied source of environmental chemical exposures” with a disparate effect on women of color, George Washington University and Occidental College researchers argue. Ami R. Zota, et al.,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | October 2017 #3

FDA Warns Snyder’s-Lance About Iron Content Labels - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. about the iron content of its Lance Toast Chee Crackers. The letter indicates…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

Juniper Faces Blue Spike’s “Assembly-Line Litigation Campaign”

In January 2017, Blue Spike, LLC (“Blue Spike”) filed what has been described as the largest patent infringement case in the U.S. Blue Spike asserted 26 patents containing 656 claims against 113 products owned by Juniper…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Wave Of Biometric Privacy Class Actions: Could You Be A Target?

While the privacy world is focused on the Equifax data breach, another development is taking place that could have a more lasting effect on privacy law. In the last month, plaintiffs’ lawyers in Illinois have filed over 20…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | October 2017 #2

Chicago Repeals SSB Tax After Two Months of Enforcement - Chicago officials have voted to repeal a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax approved in November 2016 by the Cook County Board of Commissioners but delayed by a…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law
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