Litigation Expert Justin VandenBout Joins Norton Rose Fulbright to Strengthen Houston Team Amid Rising Demand

HOUSTON — Norton Rose Fulbright, a leading global law firm, announced the addition of Justin VandenBout as a partner in their Houston office. VandenBout, formerly with Chamberlain Hrdlicka, will serve within the firm’s specialized Products, Pharma, Medical and Mass Tort practice team. VandenBout has built a robust nationwide litigation practice specializing in a variety of areas including commercial and product liability litigation, insurance coverage, and mass tort litigation. His extensive legal repertoire spans across handling cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations across many states including Texas, … Read more

DC Families Demand Better School Bus Services for Disabled Students Amid Ongoing Legal Battle

WASHINGTON — Parents and advocacy groups in Washington D.C. are embroiled in a legal battle against the city’s education officials, demanding improved transportation services for students with disabilities. The lawsuit, spearheaded by the Children’s Law Center, and heard on Thursday, argues that the existing services fall short, causing undue hardship for affected families. At the core of this lawsuit is the allegation that the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has consistently failed to offer adequate transport to and from school for children with special needs. This inadequacy has resulted in missed educational … Read more

C.R. Bard Faces Over 18,000 Lawsuits as Hernia Mesh Victims Demand Justice

NEWARK, N.J. — Medical device company C.R. Bard, a subsidiary of Beckton Dickson, is currently facing a significant legal challenge with over 18,000 hernia mesh lawsuits alleging that the devices were defective, causing severe injuries to thousands of patients. Settlement discussions are underway with expectations leaning towards potential conclusions in May 2024, although some law firms have not yet reached an agreement. The litigations, which span all fifty states, surged after a Rhode Island state court rendered a $4.8 million verdict in favor of a plaintiff injured by Bard’s hernia mesh. This was closely followed … Read more

Rastafari in Jamaica Demand Clearer Laws as Police Continue Ganja-Related Harassment Despite Sacramental Rights

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Amidst Jamaica’s lush landscapes and vibrant culture, Rastafarians practicing their faith by using ganja in religious rituals continue to face legal challenges, despite amendments made to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 2015, which legally recognize the sacramental use of cannabis. Attorney-at-law Marcus Goffe expresses significant concerns over the ongoing legal and social battles faced by members of the Rastafari community. Goffe highlights a pattern of persistent harassment and legal repercussions for Rastafarians involved in the cultivation and use of ganja for sacred purposes. He asserts that law enforcement continues to target, arrest, … Read more