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  • 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...

  • A class of oil and gas royalty owners has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corporation, SandRidge Energy Corp. and former SandRidge CEO Tom Ward. The 14-page lawsuit, filed by attorneys with the Dallas-based law firm Burns Charest LLP, alleges that the defendants violated federal antitrust laws by rigging bids and limiting competition for oil and gas leases in northwest Oklahoma....

  • Warren Burns is one of three attorneys appointed to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the national antitrust litigation against domestic airlines. The multi-district litigation, consolidated in federal court in the District of Columbia, alleges U.S. air carriers have restricted capacity by limiting routes and the number of available seats, resulting in higher costs for travelers....

  • Burns Charest is serving as co-counsel in litigation claiming that a former rail yard in Lafayette, La. contains soil and water contaminants that threaten public health. The lawsuit seeks an injunction and declaratory judgment against defendants that include Union Pacific Railroad Company, Consolidated Companies Inc. and Southern Pacific Motor Trucking Company. ...

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