Recent Activity

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June 18, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief urging Ninth Circuit to hold that the False Claims Act’s public disclosure bar applies to all publicly accessible websites that disseminate information.  Such websites include the Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (“Public PAIR”) website, which is maintained by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

June 18, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to clarify that punitive state and local fines are not excluded from federal judicial review under the Tax Injunction Act.

June 17, 2021

Supreme Court issues opinion concerning the extraterritorial reach of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and the liability of a domestic corporation under the ATS.  The U.S. Chamber filed seven amicus briefs supporting this outcome over the life of the case.

June 16, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief urging the Ninth Circuit to hold that the PREP Act is a complete preemption statute, protecting businesses on the front lines of responding to COVID-19.

June 14, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari in case involving question whether putative state-law tort claims alleging harm from global climate change are removable because they arise under federal law.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari.

June 14, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant this petition for writ of certiorari and hold that the FAA preempts California’s Iskanian rule, which creates an end-run around arbitration agreements for PAGA claims.

June 11, 2021

U.S. Chamber and coalition file appellee brief defending STEM OPT program, which permits some students in the United States on F-1 visas to remain after graduation for practical training.  The U.S. Chamber intervened in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of DHS’s 2016 rule and has litigated this case through multiple stages.

June 11, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act creates a comprehensive regulatory scheme that preempts conflicting state law.

June 11, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing that the National Bank Act preempts state law purporting to fix an interest rate for mortgage escrow accounts.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed in this case at the district court level.

June 11, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus briefs arguing that the National Bank Act preempts state law purporting to fix an interest rate for mortgage escrow accounts.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed in the cases at the district court level.

June 10, 2021

In response to the government’s motion for a voluntary remand of the Prevailing Wage Rule, U.S. Chamber and coalition file response emphasizing the need for vacatur of the rule, which the government does not oppose.

June 8, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Fourth Circuit to reject broad theory of single employer WARN Act coverage and liability.

June 7, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari in case involving application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “outside salesman” exemption.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief in support of certiorari.

June 4, 2021

Eleventh Circuit agrees to hear appeal regarding the scope of the WARN Act’s “natural disaster” exception.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the court to grant defendant’s petition for permission to appeal. 

June 4, 2021

Washington Supreme Court grants review in Grocery Manufacturer Association’s challenge to $18 million penalty for campaign-finance violations.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this outcome.

June 4, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to affirm the district court’s dismissal of an ERISA fee litigation complaint for failure to meet the pleading standard.  This is one of a wave of class-action complaints that are designed to extract costly settlements and that ultimately inflate the costs of establishing and administering a plan, which is what Congress sought to avoid in crafting ERISA.

June 4, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging trial court to exercise its discretion, under the doctrine of primary jurisdiction, to dismiss or stay tort lawsuit that would impose new requirements on ethylene oxide emissions by medical product sterilization facility.  The facility is already subject to comprehensive regulations and permit requirements developed by expert agencies such as the EPA and the New Mexico Environment Department.

June 2, 2021

District court issues order holding case in abeyance “until the earlier of December 31, 2021 or the promulgation of final rule amendments addressing proxy voting advice.”  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief in support of SEC’s proxy adviser rule.

June 1, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari in case involving the issue of mass joinder, which raises serious due process concerns for defendants.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief in support of certiorari, as well as three amicus briefs when this case was in the Missouri state courts.

June 1, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting federal jurisdiction and highlighting the economic consequences of shutting down an interstate, cross-border petroleum pipeline.