Filings

  • Case moves forward on all counts against private, for-profit prison corporation NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California this week allowed all five of the plaintiff’s original claims to move forward in Novoa v. The GEO Group, Inc., a class action lawsuit brought by Burns Charest LLP on behalf of ...

  • Burns Charest is serving as co-counsel in a class-action lawsuit filed against CoreCivic, Inc., a private prison company. The lawsuit alleges that the company is forcing detained immigrants at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia to work for as little as $1 a day to clean, cook, and maintain the center in a scheme to maximize profits. CoreCivic is operating under contract with Stewart County (Ga.) to house individuals detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement....

  • Firm attorneys Daniel Charest and Will Thompson have filed a lawsuit on behalf of energy exploration and production company Antero Resources Corp., alleging that a former operations superintendent ran an “egregious bribery kickback scheme” that cost the company hundreds of millions in damages....

  • Thousands of detained immigrants are forced to work for only $1 per day in violation of minimum wage and forced labor laws, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed today by Burns Charest LLP and the Law Office of R. Andrew Free. The lawsuit alleges that the nation’s largest private prison company, the GEO Group, Inc. (“GEO”), violates state and federal law by...

  • The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has appointed Warren T. Burns of Burns Charest LLP to co-lead high-profile antitrust multidistrict litigation (MDL) against the five major German auto manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging the automakers participated in a cartel that lasted two decades....

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