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  • A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Minnesota federal court against Minneapolis-based 3M Co. claims that the company’s Lava Ultimate dental crowns contain defects that cause the crowns to de-bond inside patients’ mouths. The filing by Burns Charest on behalf of dentists in Georgia and Texas is seeking certification as a nationwide class seeking damages and ...

  • A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of consolidating 11 antitrust class action suits filed against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and several other defendants. The cases allege that the energy companies and executives engaged in business actions that stifled competition in the oil and gas sector and violated U.S. antitrust laws. “Judge Miles-Lagrange's order will permit this case to move forward efficiently and expeditiously," Warren Burns said in a Texas Lawyer interview...

  • A wave of royalty lawsuits against Chesapeake Energy Corp. is starting in South Texas' Eagle Ford Shale oil field, with mineral owners accusing the company of underpaying them and charging expenses that breached their contracts. The cases echo previous lawsuits filed by mineral owners against Chesapeake in the Barnett Shale, a natural gas field in the Fort Worth area. "You'll see a tidal wave of royalty suits coming up in the Eagle Ford," said Daniel Charest...

  • Already besieged by lawsuits challenging royalty payments in the Barnett Shale, Chesapeake Energy now faces similar accusations of underpaying landowners in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas by more than $9.4 million. The landowners have also sought a declaration on whether or not their leases have terminated. “When gas prices went low, lawsuits kicked in and with oil going down you will see more lawsuits from oil-related plays,” Daniel Charest...

  • Mr. Blackstone Dilworth, his family members and related parties—mineral owners of approximately 15,900 acres in the heart of the Eagle Ford shale oil and gas play—have hired Daniel Charest and Burns Charest LLP to lead a legal action for unpaid royalties...

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