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  • “This case really belongs in Virginia,” said attorney Warren Burns. Volkswagen’s U.S. headquarters -- with documents and company witnesses -- would be near the federal courthouse in Alexandria and the location would help foster coordination between plaintiffs’ lawyers and U.S. Justice Department investigators, one group of lawyers including Burns argued in court papers....

  • “We think that there’s certainly going to be witnesses and evidence centered in that district,” said Warren Burns, a partner at Burns Charest in Dallas. “It’s been my experience in cases of this size and complexity that invariably you’ll be drawn by the decision-makers, and those folks are in the headquarters.”...

  • Dallas-based plaintiffs' counsel Warren T. Burns of Burns Charest LLP countered that Judge Lynn was fully capable of juggling two MDLs. He also humorously noted that his hometown football team, the Dallas Cowboys, have suffered significant on-field setbacks with injuries to their quarterback and star wideout. "Dallas needs a win!" he exclaimed....

  • The firm’s Warren Burns is serving on a panel of distinguished legal experts at an upcoming American Bar Association conference to discuss potential improvements to the class action process for consumers and defendants. In recent years some critics have charged that consumer class actions offer relatively little compensation to individuals compared to the plaintiffs’ lawyers....

  • Warren Burns and Daniel Charest are discussing the recent developments in environmental laws and regulations at an upcoming meeting of the Louisiana State Bar Association. The two-day conference, scheduled for Oct. 1-2 in New Orleans, offers an opportunity for experienced oil and gas litigators to gain a broader understanding of issues...

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