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Burns Charest Obtains Final Judgment of $864,000 in Permian Dispute

Burns Charest followed its summary judgment win on liability in a complex oil & gas case with another successful strategy to establish damages for the counterparty’s breach of contract. On June 14, the Midland County (Texas) court awarded $864,000 in damages in favor of the firm’s client, Dodge Resource Partners, LLC. All other claims were nonsuited after the ruling on summary judgment, clearing the path for immediate enforcement.

Managing Partner Daniel Charest and Staff Attorney Megan Altobelli handled the briefing and argument on behalf of Dodge Resource Partners.

“We are pleased with not only the result but also the speed and efficiency through which we were able to move from breach, to suit, to judgment,” said Charest. “We aim to enforce the judgment in an effort to bring the client where it should have been if the transaction had proceed as agreed because that’s how this client does its business.”

The case is Dodge Resource Partners, LLC v. Zahav Land Group, LLC, Cause No. 54372, in the 142nd District Court, Midland County, Texas.