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  • 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 ...

  • DALLAS — The nationally recognized litigation firm of Burns Charest LLP has been retained to represent patent attorney Zachary Silbersher in two federal lawsuits alleging that pharmaceutical companies Valeant and Allergan violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining patents for Apriso and Namenda XR / Namzaric. The lawsuits allege that the defendants improperly sought ...

  • A federal court has appointed a team at Burns Charest, led by partner Christopher J. Cormier, as co-lead counsel in a proposed federal class action against a group of manufacturers of cedar shakes and shingles and the industry’s trade association. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Western District of Washington, alleges that ...

  • Burns Charest followed its summary judgment win on liability in a complex oil & gas case with another successful strategy to establish damages for the counterparty’s breach of contract. On June 14, the Midland County (Texas) court awarded $864,000 in damages in favor of the firm’s client, Dodge Resource Partners, LLC. All other claims were ...

  • Homeowners who live upstream of the Addicks and Barker dams in Houston rested their case today in a closely-watched trial to determine whether the federal government, which maintains and operates the dams, is liable for flooding private property during Tropical Storm Harvey....

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