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  • On behalf of its client, Whitton Petroleum Services Limited, Burns Charest LLP has filed an adversary proceeding in the Cobalt International Energy bankruptcy proceeding to protect Whitton’s pending $225 million claim. In the action, styled Whitton Petroleum Services Limited v. Tavakoli, Plan Administrator (In re: Cobalt International Energy, Inc.), Case No. 17-36709(MI), Adv. No. Adv. ...

  • A Tarrant County judge has rejected efforts by Chesapeake Exploration and Total E&P USA to dismiss claims in multidistrict litigation (MDL) filed by North Texas mineral interest owners over “sham” transactions associated with royalty payment calculations, clearing the way for the “sham” transactions claim to proceed....

  • Burns Charest is serving as co-counsel in a class-action lawsuit filed against CoreCivic, Inc., a private prison company. The lawsuit alleges that the company is forcing detained immigrants at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia to work for as little as $1 a day to clean, cook, and maintain the center in a scheme to maximize profits. CoreCivic is operating under contract with Stewart County (Ga.) to house individuals detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement....

  • Firm attorneys Daniel Charest and Will Thompson have filed a lawsuit on behalf of energy exploration and production company Antero Resources Corp., alleging that a former operations superintendent ran an “egregious bribery kickback scheme” that cost the company hundreds of millions in damages....

  • 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...

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