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  • This past week Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson’s ruling on what expert testimony may be used in the Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) talcum powder ovarian cancer suits came out on the side of the plaintiffs. After J&J‘s attempts to block plaintiffs’ experts from speaking on the presence of asbestos in J&J’s talcum products and studies ...

  • The firm’s Darren Nicolson has been recognized as one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in the nation for 2020 by the legal media guide Lawdragon.  Each year, the Lawdragon 500 editorial staff develops the list by researching top verdicts and settlements nationwide and conducting interviews with other respected attorneys.  For almost 20 years, Mr. Nicholson has represented client in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes ...

  • Burns Charest filed suit against the creators of the hit social media app TikTok for the illegal use and storage of biometric data of its users. Plaintiffs allege that Tiktok, Inc. and ByteDance, Inc. capture, store, and share biometric information, obtained from scanning users faces without their consent, as part of their age identifer and ...

  • Three partners of the firm have been named to the list of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2020. Firm partner Warren Burns is recognized for his work in class action litigation. He recently gained class certification for consumers victimized by the unlawful profits generated by the manufacturers of EpiPens. In addition, he is ...

  • With crude oil futures and spot prices in turmoil, Burns Charest’s Spencer Cox appeared on The Mineral Rights Podcast to discuss the impact of recent events on royalty payments, considerations that mineral owners should keep in mind if price disruption continues, how to investigate and evaluate “negative royalties,” and the steps owners can take now ...

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