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  • "Today, six Supreme Court justices did the right thing, preserving class actions for at least another battle on another day. The majority held that a defendant cannot wipe the slate clean by buying off an individual class representative, offering a pittance to settle an individual claim and extinguish uncertified class claims. The dissent resonates with...

  • A federal court in New York has granted final approval to a $16.5 million dollar settlement in the In re Crude Oil Commodity Futures Litigation.  Burns Charest LLP serves as co-lead counsel in the case.  The settlement fully resolves a nearly five-year-long battle with the defendants Parnon Energy Inc., Arcadia Energy (Suisse), and others. “We ...

  • In January 2016, partners Warren Burns and Daniel Charest taught a week-long trial-advocacy course at their alma mater, Tulane Law School. The course, called the Intersession Boot Camp, presents an intensive skills-training experience. Practitioner-teachers, like Burns and Charest, from across the country help students learn skills for ...

  • “Their experience managing complex antitrust class actions, and specifically antitrust class actions involving the air transportation industry, make Hausfeld and CPM the most appropriate to best serve the interests of the proposed class,” the motion said....

  • “These aren’t really business meetings,” said Mr. Burns, who supports sending the litigation to Virginia. “This gives us an opportunity to talk to folks, to network.” As for the actual arguments Thursday, “there’s an element of theater to it,” Mr. Burns said, since there’s not much you can say in two minutes past what the panel already knows....

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