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  • The law firms of Burns Charest LLP, Herrera Purdy LLP, and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, have been named interim co-lead class counsel in a federal class action lawsuit against fintech infrastructure company Plaid Inc., which agreed to be purchased by Visa for $5.3 billion in January 2020. As class counsel, these firms will direct the litigation of claims against ...

  • Members of the Burns Charest LLP family were saddened to hear about the death of their mentor, Steve Susman, from complications resulting from a traumatic bicycling injury and COVID-19. Many of the Burns Charest LLP lawyers and staff have roots—personal and professional—that reach back to their time at Susman Godfrey LLP. The firm acknowledges the ...

  • Burns Charest is representing a Harvard Law student in an effort to lower tuition because of the university’s reliance on online classes. Tuition prices and fees remained the same after the mid-semester move to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those costs are scheduled to remain the same for the fall semester, even though ...

  • Today Daniel Charest and Megan Altobelli led their client, Plaintiff Expedition Royalty Co., to a double victory after the Court granted summary judgment in favor of the client’s affirmative claims of breach of contract, declaratory relief, and fraud and, in addition, granted summary judgment against the opponent, Nomad Land & Energy Resources, dismissing all counterclaims ...

  • The state of California’s Department of Insurance has announced the government is supporting a whistleblower lawsuit against Allergan Inc., one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and Adamas Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit alleges that the companies fraudulently obtained patents for certain drugs in an effort to block competition from generic drug manufacturers and artificially inflate the ...

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