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  • Burns Charest LLP is investigating Birmingham, Alabama-based Surgical Care Affiliates LLC and a related entity over allegations that the health care provider and at least two other companies entered into unlawful conspiracies in violation of the Sherman Act.  On January 5, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging SCA with entering and engaging in two separate agreements with other health care companies to suppress competition between them ...

  • 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 ...

  • Burns Charest LLP is pleased to report that the firm has achieved a successful pre-trial resolution for its client, the Liquidating Trustee for the Nighthawk Energy bankruptcy estate, on breach of contract claims brought one year ago against a professional engineering firm for allegedly reckless work it performed for Nighthawk in Colorado’s Arikaree Creek Field. The ...

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