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  • 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....

  • The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has appointed two attorneys from the firm of Burns Charest LLP to lead proposed class-action claims arising from flooding in Houston that resulted from Hurricane Harvey....

  • Daniel Charest, the firm’s co-managing partner, argued a case with important implications for oil and gas royalty holders before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. The dispute involves matters of contract interpretation, oil and gas rights, and aspects of Texas property law. In the case, the firm’s client seeks ...

  • The firm’s Warren T. Burns has filed suit in Alexandria, Virginia, against the five leading German automakers for engaging in a price-fixing conspiracy. Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler-Benz, Audi, and Porsche dominate the German automobile market, exporting hundreds of thousands of popular models to the United States each year.  In July 2017, with government investigators hot on ...

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