Verdicts and Settlements

  • 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 ...

  • Burns Charest attorneys were part of a legal team that reached a $32.5 million settlement in proposed class action litigation brought by dentists who claimed 3M knowingly sold faulty dental crown products that popped out of patients’ mouths, then failed to follow through with its warranty. The firm’s Warren Burns told Law360 that 3M’s willingness ...

  • Burns Charest client, Dodge Resource Partners, LLC has obtained a summary judgment ruling on liability in a case involving a purchase and sale agreement in which Dodge was to sell mineral interests located in Howard County, Texas, to the defendant. When the defendant failed to close the deal, Dodge retained Burns Charest to protect the ...

  • “This was a hard-fought case, stretching over four years and requiring the resources of many firms to obtain a significant recovery on behalf of the class,” Burns said. “Given the thousands of hours expended, the risks attending this case, and the result we obtained, we think the fee award was fair and reasonable."...

  • Daniel Charest and Water T. Burns, partners with the Dallas firm Burns and Charest, represent the plaintiffs. "We are really happy with the result. We put together a strong case," Charest said. "I am personally gratified that the Bass family and the other plaintiffs put their trust in me to handle the matter."...

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