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Hilliard Shadowen Nominated For Distinguished 2017 American Antitrust Institute Award
  • October 09, 2017

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Awards are given to leading legal practitioners and economists for their role in antitrust litigation. Hilliard Shadowen is one of four honorees nominated to receive the award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice.

Supreme Court to decide whether U.S. Border Patrol agent can be sued for shooting Mexican teenager

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether a U.S. Border Patrol agent can be sued for shooting and killing a Mexican teenager who was playing with friends in the concrete culvert that separates El Paso, Texas, from Juarez, Mexico.

The shooting of an unarmed 15-year-old named Sergio Hernandez provoked outrage in Mexico in 2010 and set off a prolonged legal dispute over the reach of the U.S. Constitution.


Supreme Court to hear Border Patrol cross-border killing case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case to determine if the family of Mexican teenager who was killed by a Border Patrol agent firing into Mexico has a constitutional right to sue the agent in the United States.

The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would hear the case for this term, which began earlier this month.

Steve Shadowen Co-Authors Notre Dame Law Review Article on Pharmaceutical Product Hopping

Steve Shadowen and Professor Michael Carrier's law review article, Product Hopping: A New Framework, offers a new legal framework that courts, government enforcers, plaintiffs, and manufacturers can employ to analyze the antitrust implications to branded drug manufacturers' product reformulations.  The article was selected for publication in the 2016 Notre Dame Law Review.       

Steve Shadowen to Speak at University of Oxford Roundtable Discussion

Steve Shadowen will provide insight into topics concerning U.S. antitrust enforcement in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically focusing on recent legal developments concerning antitrust challenges to pay-for-delay patent settlements and product hopping.   

Scathing Report Deems Fatal Border Patrol Shooting “Highly Predictable”

U.S. Border Patrol agents had “an astonishing pattern” of shooting people who threw rocks at them under a vague use-of-force policy that led to the “highly predictable” death of a man along the U.S.-Mexico border in California, according to a law enforcement expert witness’ review of a fatal shooting.

In a report completed this week, a former Baltimore police commissioner and Justice Department official found a Border Patrol policy allowing agents to shoot their firearms based on the threat of a thrown object “highly suspect.” 

“Virtually all thrown objects fail to meet the ‘Imminent Peril’ standard to justify use of deadly force, and in such circumstances, officers are trained to take evasive or defensive action, not escalate the encounter with gunfire,” Thomas Frazier wrote in his report