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  • A proposed $2.67 billion nationwide settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield over alleged overpayments is moving closer to preliminary approval in Alabama federal court. According to an article in Law360, the settlement would provide proportional payouts to tens of millions of business and individual BCBS subscribers, while also establishing court-ordered reforms prohibiting anti-competitive conduct, including ...

  • Burns Charest LLP has been named as one of the best law firms in the nation for the third year in a row on the Best Law Firms list, a prestigious annual ranking distributed by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.    In the newly released 2021 edition the firm ranks as a Tier One firm in the North Texas area for commercial litigation and energy law. The firm is also ...

  • In multidistrict litigation in Alabama federal court, the nation’s Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers have tentatively agreed to a $2.67 billion class settlement fund and other reforms to address anti-competitive practices. Plaintiffs alleged the Blues used a national cap on revenues, direct-contracting restrictions and other unlawful practices to limit competition and give preference to BCBS-related ...

  • A West Virginia court has ordered Walmart to turn over all materials supplied to state and federal agencies investigating the retail giant’s practices in dispensing opioid medications. Burns Charest represents hospitals dealing with the crushing pressures on financial and human resources caused by the opioid epidemic. In the order, the court overruled each objection by ...

  • Warren Burns of Burns Charest served as lead class counsel in successful efforts resulting in a $3.5 million settlement on behalf of purchasers of promotional items, including silicone wristbands and pin buttons, from four national suppliers. Gennex Media LLC, Custom Wristbands Inc., Zaappaaz Inc. and Netbrands Media Corp. each agreed to contribute to the settlement. ...

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