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May 12, 2021

District court denies State of Ohio’s motion for a preliminary injunction regarding the provision of the recent Covid relief bill that effectively precludes States from offering net tax relief to their citizens, but finds that the court has jurisdiction over the action, and that Ohio has a substantial likelihood of showing that the ambiguous provision violates the Spending Clause.  The case remains ongoing.  The U.S. Chamber had filed a coalition amicus brief supporting the State of Ohio’s motion for a preliminary injunction.

May 12, 2021

District court dismisses State of Missouri’s suit against the provision of the recent Covid relief bill that effectively precludes States from offering net tax relief to their citizens, ruling that the State lacked standing and that the case was not ripe.  The U.S. Chamber had filed a coalition amicus brief supporting the State of Missouri’s motion for a preliminary injunction against that tax mandate.

May 11, 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.

May 10, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting the ERISA Industry Committee’s petition for rehearing en banc in a challenge to a Seattle ordinance as preempted under ERISA, and seeking to overturn a panel decision that could result in a disparate patchwork of laws at the state and local level that create immense practical compliance challenges and undermine the provision of employee benefits within the Ninth Circuit.

May 7, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to make clear that the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s discovery stay applies in state courts.

May 7, 2021

U.S. Chamber, as intervenor-appellant, files coalition reply brief defending the Trump Administration’s Joint Employer Rule.

May 7, 2021

District court grants summary judgment against the State of West Virginia, permanently enjoining restrictions on lawyer advertisements concerning medical drugs and devices.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the law at the preliminary-injunction stage.

May 3, 2021

Georgia Supreme Court affirms decision holding that a company is not liable where intervening criminal conduct was the sole proximate cause of plaintiffs’ injuries.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this result. 

May 3, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to review en banc the applicability of California labor laws to flight attendants and to hold such state laws preempted.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief at the panel stage.

April 30, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting motion for a preliminary injunction by a group of 13 States led by West Virginia and Alabama against the provision of the recent Covid relief bill that effectively precludes States from offering net tax relief to their citizens.  The U.S. Chamber has filed similar briefs supporting similar challenges by other States.

April 30, 2021

U.S. Chamber and coalition amend their complaint challenging Maryland’s digital services tax.  The amendments address Senate Bill 787, which made the tax even more punitive and discriminatory than it already was.

April 30, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting preliminary injunction against the government’s failure to timely process work authorizations for some highly educated noncitizens.

April 30, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review and reject disparate-impact Rehabilitation Act challenges to facially neutral health-insurance plans.  

April 29, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and hold that uncorroborated allegations cannot reveal the truth to the market for purposes of establishing loss causation in a securities class action.

April 29, 2021

New Jersey Attorney General does not appeal district court decision permanently enjoining the Attorney General from enforcing New Jersey statute that effectively precludes the use of arbitration clauses in employment contracts.

April 28, 2021

Ninth Circuit rejects Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act preemption and reverses preliminary injunction barring California from enforcing A.B. 5 against motor carriers.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this result.

April 28, 2021

Ninth Circuit reverses NLRB, holding that substantial evidence did not support the Board’s conclusion that the relevant activity was secondary picketing and thus barred by the NLRA.  The U.S. Chamber had supported the NLRB on another issue the Ninth Circuit did not reach.

April 26, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to reverse certification of copyright class action. 

April 26, 2021

U.S. Chamber’s coalition amicus brief urges South Carolina Court of Appeals to reverse order imposing tax obligations on Amazon Services for third-party sales based on retroactive application of an administrative interpretation.  

April 23, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting the State of Arizona’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the provision of the recent Covid relief bill that effectively precludes States from offering net tax relief to their citizens.