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  • The Texas Supreme Court Advisory committee is reviewing a potential change to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure known as the parental leave proposal. The proposal would provide lawyers a break in the form of a three-month continuance when a new baby is expected either through birth or adoption. The firm’s LeElle Slifer, interviewed by ...

  • Burns Charest and co-counsel have moved to certify three classes of detained immigrants subjected to wage theft and forced labor at private immigration detention centers owned and operated for profit by The GEO Group, Inc. According to the motion for class certification, GEO unlawfully forces detained immigrants — who are not detained for criminal reason ...

  • Attorneys from Burns Charest are representing a group of 29 Texas-based public and private hospitals in a civil lawsuit against the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of opioid-based drugs. The complaint, filed in Dallas County, alleges negligence, fraud and civil conspiracy by the defendants, which include Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories and more than ...

  • DALLAS – Three partners in the boutique litigation firm of Burns Charest LLP have been selected to the 2019 list of Texas Super Lawyers. The list reflects only the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in Texas. Super Lawyers honorees are chosen through a process involving nominations by other lawyers, a review by a blue-ribbon ...

  • DALLAS –Four partners in the boutique litigation firm of Burns Charest LLP have been selected among the nation’s top legal practitioners in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This year’s selection marks the largest number of firm attorneys ever selected to the prestigious list. Launched in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America ...

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