Top Litigation Lawyer Justin VandenBout Joins Leading Global Law Firm Norton Rose Fulbright

HOUSTON – Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, announced today that Justin VandenBout, a litigation lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in Houston. VandenBout will be a valuable addition to the Products, Pharma, Medical and Mass Tort practice team. He brings with him extensive experience in commercial litigation, product liability litigation, insurance coverage, and mass tort litigation. VandenBout, who previously worked at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the United States. His expertise extends to various areas such as environmental litigation, class action product … Read more

Retired Murdaugh Murder Trial Judge Joins Leading Global Dispute Resolution Provider, JAMS

Atlanta, Georgia – Retired Judge Clifton Newman, known for presiding over the high-profile Alex Murdaugh murder trial in South Carolina, has embarked on a new chapter in his legal career. JAMS, the largest global provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, announced Newman’s addition to their team as a panelist. This move highlights Newman’s esteemed reputation and expertise in the legal field. With over 23 years of experience as a judge on the South Carolina Circuit Court, Newman oversaw an array of civil and criminal cases, including the widely publicized State v. Richard Alexander Murdaugh … Read more

Pitt County Authorities Crack Down on Non-Compliant Sex Offenders, Leading to 16 Arrests

GREENVILLE, Pitt County – Sixteen registered sex offenders in Pitt County, North Carolina, have been charged with not following the state’s sex offender registration laws. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the U.S. Marshals and N.C. Department of Corrections in a joint operation called Operation Heartbreaker in February 2024. The operation aimed to ensure compliance of sex offenders with state laws. During the operation, law enforcement officers conducted more than 300 checks to verify the adherence of sex offenders to registration requirements. As a result of their efforts, 16 individuals were arrested for violations … Read more

Leading Law Firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius Adds Top Mass Tort Trial Attorney to Strengthen Product Liability Team in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, a prominent law firm, is strengthening its product liability team with the addition of a partner in its Los Angeles office. The new partner, a highly experienced mass tort trial attorney, joins from Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP. This move marks a significant development for Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, as it expands its expertise in handling complex product liability cases. The partner, whose name was not mentioned in the article, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm. With their extensive background in mass … Read more