Landmark Approval: US Judicial Panel Introduces Groundbreaking Rule to Regulate Federal Mass Tort Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judicial panel in the United States has approved a groundbreaking rule to regulate federal mass torts, marking a significant step forward in the legal arena. The rule, which is set to take effect in 2024, aims to streamline and consolidate the handling of mass litigation cases involving numerous plaintiffs across multiple federal courts. The approval of this rule comes as a response to the growing concern over the complexity and inefficiency of managing mass torts. Currently, cases involving similar claims but scattered across multiple jurisdictions often face logistical challenges and inconsistencies … Read more

Litigation Lawyer Justin VandenBout Joins Norton Rose Fulbright’s Houston Team, Enhancing their Products, Pharma, Medical, and Mass Tort Practice

HOUSTON, TX – Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, has recently added litigator Justin VandenBout as a partner to their Products, Pharma, Medical, and Mass Tort practice team. VandenBout, who previously worked at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, brings with him a diverse range of litigation experience, specializing in commercial litigation, product liability, insurance coverage, and mass tort cases. He has represented clients on both sides of legal disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States, demonstrating his ability to handle a wide array of cases. VandenBout’s expertise and dedication to his clients have earned … Read more

The Dark Side of Mass Tort Litigation: How Lawyers and Financiers Exploit the Legal System for Profit

Washington, D.C. – Late-night television commercials are notorious for their abundance of advertisements targeting potential victims of various products or treatments. However, behind the seemingly harmless nature of these ads lies a massive and costly legal phenomenon that continuously disrupts our economy. Promoting their intention to assist the public, the lawyers responsible for these advertisements mainly benefit powerful law firms and their wealthy backers. Mass tort litigation or class-action lawsuits rely heavily on advertising to attract clients. These attorneys pour billions of dollars into ads between 2017 and 2021, casting a wide net to maximize … Read more

Analyzing Philadelphia’s Mass Tort Programs: A Closer Look at Progress and Challenges

Philadelphia, PA – Over forty percent of Philadelphia’s mass tort programs are progressing smoothly, according to recent reports. These programs are aimed at addressing various lawsuits related to personal injury and product liability claims. The city’s mass tort programs are designed to expedite the legal process for large numbers of similar cases, ensuring efficiency and consistency in resolving these complex matters. One program that has been successful in Philadelphia is the Xarelto mass tort program. Xarelto is a popular blood thinner medication that has faced numerous lawsuits alleging severe bleeding complications. The mass tort program … Read more