Filings

  • 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 ...

  • One of the nation’s largest oil and natural gas companies, Black Stone Minerals, is leading a group of mineral rights holders in suing Chesapeake Exploration, Chesapeake Louisiana, Chesapeake Operating, and several working interest owners based on claims of royalty underpayments and excessive fees from gas wells in both the Haynesville and Barnett Shale regions of Louisiana and Texas....

  • A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Minnesota federal court against Minneapolis-based 3M Co. claims that the company’s Lava Ultimate dental crowns contain defects that cause the crowns to de-bond inside patients’ mouths. The filing by Burns Charest on behalf of dentists in Georgia and Texas is seeking certification as a nationwide class seeking damages and ...

  • Burns Charest is serving as co-counsel in litigation claiming that a former rail yard in Lafayette, La. contains soil and water contaminants that threaten public health. The lawsuit seeks an injunction and declaratory judgment against defendants that include Union Pacific Railroad Company, Consolidated Companies Inc. and Southern Pacific Motor Trucking Company. ...

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