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  • DALLAS — The nationally recognized litigation firm of Burns Charest LLP has been retained to represent patent attorney Zachary Silbersher in two federal lawsuits alleging that pharmaceutical companies Valeant and Allergan violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining patents for Apriso and Namenda XR / Namzaric. The lawsuits allege that the defendants improperly sought ...

  • A federal court has appointed a team at Burns Charest, led by partner Christopher J. Cormier, as co-lead counsel in a proposed federal class action against a group of manufacturers of cedar shakes and shingles and the industry’s trade association. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Western District of Washington, alleges that ...

  • Burns Charest followed its summary judgment win on liability in a complex oil & gas case with another successful strategy to establish damages for the counterparty’s breach of contract. On June 14, the Midland County (Texas) court awarded $864,000 in damages in favor of the firm’s client, Dodge Resource Partners, LLC. All other claims were ...

  • Homeowners who live upstream of the Addicks and Barker dams in Houston rested their case today in a closely-watched trial to determine whether the federal government, which maintains and operates the dams, is liable for flooding private property during Tropical Storm Harvey....

  • The firm’s Daniel Charest has accepted a three-year appointment to the State Bar of Texas committee responsible for producing an updated guide for attorneys and judges in drafting questions, instructions, and definitions for jury charges involving oil and gas litigation. The Pattern Jury Charges – Oil & Gas Committee provides guidance in cases arising from ...

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