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

Controversial Bankruptcy Trial Pits Troubled Prison Health-Care Provider Against Outraged Federal Officials and Civil Rights Groups

HOUSTON – A controversial legal maneuver in the bankruptcy trial of troubled prison health-care provider Tehum Care Services Inc. is drawing attention from federal officials and civil rights groups. The trial, set to begin Friday in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, will test the validity of a settlement proposed by Tehum that would strip prisoners and others of their right to sue parties involved in the takeover and bankruptcy of Corizon Health Inc., the nation’s former largest prison healthcare provider. Tehum, a shell company established to absorb legal liabilities of … Read more

Appeals Court Vacates $1 Billion Jury Award in Copyright Infringement Case, Orders New Damages Hearing for Internet Service Provider

Richmond, Virginia – The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a $1 billion jury award in a copyright infringement case against Cox Communications Inc., an internet service provider. However, the court affirmed Cox’s liability for repeated copyright infringement on its network. The decision came after the court found insufficient evidence to establish vicarious liability, which requires a causal link between the defendant’s financial interest and the copyright infringement. The case, Sony Music Entertainment v. Cox Communications Inc., was remanded for a damages hearing as the jury award did not specify the amount between … Read more