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  • Today, the Plaintiffs’ leadership group in In Re TikTok Privacy Litigation, moved for preliminary approval of a $92 million proposed class action settlement on behalf of users of the TikTok app. If approved by the court, the settlement will resolve allegations that defendants collected users’ biometric information and other data in violation of Illinois’ Biometric ...

  • Property owners along the north side of Interstate Highway 10 who suffered flooding due to highway barrier construction had a big win in federal court today. A federal Magistrate Judge recommended throwing out the State of Texas’s dismissal motion by ruling both that the plaintiffs had stated a claim for relief and that the State ...

  • The historic class action settlement reached by Burns Charest attorneys on behalf of Facebook content moderators is listed among the “Top 10 Commercial Litigation Moments of 2020” by The Texas Lawbook. The influential online legal publication noted that “the May 2020 settlement came during a year…when the public became even more painfully aware of the ...

  • New Orleans litigators named to prestigious ‘Rising Stars’ list NEW ORLEANS – Four attorneys in the New Orleans office of the boutique litigation firm of Burns Charest LLP have been selected to the 2021 list of Louisiana Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters. Honorees include the state’s top attorneys under the age of 40 or with less than 10 years of professional experience, chosen ...

  • Firm co-founder, Daniel Charest, and associate, Ryan Gaddis, secured a summary judgment victory for long-time firm client, Expedition Royalty Co., LLC, in Howard County oil and gas litigation. While not named in the original petition, Expedition’s royalties had been placed in suspense by the operator (now Diamondback E&P, LLC) because the plaintiff, who sold her ...

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