Filings

  • 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....

  • Three classes of indirect purchasers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an opinion by the Third Circuit finding that the federal Shipping Act of 1984 preempts state antitrust law. The Third Circuit reached its decision in January 2017, after the Federal Maritime Commission and the United States appeared to support the indirect purchasers’ claims....

  • In a rare and significant step, the Federal Maritime Commission has filed an amicus brief in federal court that says federal law does not conflict with state law claims brought by the purchasers of international shipping services. By filing the brief, the federal agency has asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in New Jersey ...

  • The death of Aubrey K. McClendon resulted in a significant amount of assets and debt for the estate of the energy pioneer, and left many business dealings incomplete. Daniel Charest, co-managing partner of Burns Charest, has filed claims against the McClendon estate on behalf of Ryan Turner, an executive for American Energy Management Services, which ...

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