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  • The firm’s co-managing partner Daniel Charest has earned recognition in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the best-known and highly regarded listings of the nation’s top attorneys. Recognized in the competitive practice area of Commercial Litigation, this marks his first year to be featured in the respected and influential publication....

  • Three classes of indirect purchasers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an opinion by the Third Circuit finding that the federal Shipping Act of 1984 preempts state antitrust law. The Third Circuit reached its decision in January 2017, after the Federal Maritime Commission and the United States appeared to support the indirect purchasers’ claims....

  • In a rare and significant step, the Federal Maritime Commission has filed an amicus brief in federal court that says federal law does not conflict with state law claims brought by the purchasers of international shipping services. By filing the brief, the federal agency has asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in New Jersey ...

  • The death of Aubrey K. McClendon resulted in a significant amount of assets and debt for the estate of the energy pioneer, and left many business dealings incomplete. Daniel Charest, co-managing partner of Burns Charest, has filed claims against the McClendon estate on behalf of Ryan Turner, an executive for American Energy Management Services, which ...

  • One of the nation’s largest oil and natural gas companies, Black Stone Minerals, is leading a group of mineral rights holders in suing Chesapeake Exploration, Chesapeake Louisiana, Chesapeake Operating, and several working interest owners based on claims of royalty underpayments and excessive fees from gas wells in both the Haynesville and Barnett Shale regions of Louisiana and Texas....

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