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  • Firm founder and co-managing partner Warren Burns has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. “I am thrilled,” Burns stated. “It is a truly a distinct honor to join the ALI. More than perhaps any other entity, the ALI has contributed to the development of American law in a way that respects our legal traditions, system of government, and...

  • Burns Charest LLP announced today that it had partnered with Linda Nussbaum LLP to file suit in Dallas, Texas against the nation’s largest dental product suppliers.  Defendants include Benco Dental Supply Co., Henry Schein, Inc., and Patterson Companies, Inc. Burns Charest and Nussbaum filed the class action complaint on behalf of a class of direct ...

  • "Today, six Supreme Court justices did the right thing, preserving class actions for at least another battle on another day. The majority held that a defendant cannot wipe the slate clean by buying off an individual class representative, offering a pittance to settle an individual claim and extinguish uncertified class claims. The dissent resonates with...

  • A federal court in New York has granted final approval to a $16.5 million dollar settlement in the In re Crude Oil Commodity Futures Litigation.  Burns Charest LLP serves as co-lead counsel in the case.  The settlement fully resolves a nearly five-year-long battle with the defendants Parnon Energy Inc., Arcadia Energy (Suisse), and others. “We ...

  • In January 2016, partners Warren Burns and Daniel Charest taught a week-long trial-advocacy course at their alma mater, Tulane Law School. The course, called the Intersession Boot Camp, presents an intensive skills-training experience. Practitioner-teachers, like Burns and Charest, from across the country help students learn skills for ...

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