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November 15, 2019

U.S. Chamber files brief urging District Court to hold that government contractor did not waive attorney-client privilege over entire internal investigation by complying with its regulatory obligation to disclose potential violation and fully cooperate with government investigators.

November 15, 2019

In the face of a petition for writ of mandamus, plaintiffs concede that protective order applies on appeal to confidential trade secret information produced in discovery but not used by plaintiffs at trial.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the petition, which sought reversal of the Court of Appeal’s decision that the information was not subject to the protective order. 

November 14, 2019

Ninth Circuit partially rejects challenges to EPA’s TSCA risk evaluation rule, holding that the petitioners lacked standing to challenge certain provisions of the rule, however, the court vacated portions of the rule excluding legacy uses and associated disposal from the evaluations.  The Chamber and aligned business groups intervened to defend the rule and supported the arguments challenging petitioners’ standing. 

November 14, 2019

Ninth Circuit grants EPA’s request for voluntary remand of certain provisions of its Risk Prioritization Rule.  The Chamber and aligned business groups intervened supporting EPA’s request. 

November 12, 2019

Ninth Circuit denies rehearing en banc in Altera.  Judge M. Smith dissents.  The U.S. Chamber filed amicus briefs in support of rehearing.

November 8, 2019

Sixth Circuit panel grants Rule 23(f) petition to review district court’s certification of purported “negotiation class.”  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome, urging the Sixth Circuit to grant review and decertify an unprecedented negotiation class as unauthorized by Rule 23.

November 8, 2019

D.C. Circuit reverses district court on Article III standing grounds and remands for further proceedings on the merits.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the merits of DHS’s H-4 employment authorization rule.

November 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Third Circuit to grant petition for writ of mandamus and halt abusive discovery order requiring defendants to produce tens of millions of irrelevant, sensitive files matching extremely broad search terms, without any opportunity for document review.

November 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging D.C. Circuit to reject NGO’s challenge to rules permitting the banking and trading of precursor chemicals to ozone formation, a long recognized tool to help realize air quality goals while fostering economic expansion.

November 7, 2019

Second Circuit significantly reduces civil monetary penalty award by $159 million (to $98 million) in case concerning shipment of alleged contraband cigarettes.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the Second Court to invalidate the civil monetary penalties entirely. 

November 7, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging District Court to certify an interlocutory appeal to decide whether the National Bank Act preempts New York’s state escrow interest law.

November 1, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari to clarify the proper legal standard for compelled commercial speech.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari.  The Supreme Court remanded to the Ninth Circuit in light of NIFLA v. Becerra, and the Ninth Circuit once again applied a relaxed legal standard to reject plaintiff’s First Amendment challenge.   

November 1, 2019

U.S. Chamber and Lawyers for Civil Justice file amicus brief urging Texas Supreme Court to grant mandamus to protect confidential information regarding IT infrastructure shared in discovery from public disclosure.

October 31, 2019

Georgia Court of Appeals reverses lower court judgment and holds that a company is not liable where intervening criminal conduct was the proximate cause of a plaintiff’s injuries.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging this result. 

October 31, 2019

Georgia Court of Appeals reverses lower court judgment and holds that a company is not liable where intervening criminal conduct was the proximate cause of a plaintiff’s injuries.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging this result. 

October 28, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in support of two petitions for writ of certiorari concerning the extraterritorial reach of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and the liability of a domestic corporation under the ATS.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing en banc in the Ninth Circuit.  The Ninth Circuit denied rehearing, but over the dissents of eight judges.

October 28, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to dismiss no-injury class action based on misinterpretation of California’s wage-statement requirements.

October 24, 2019

U.S. and PA Chambers file amicus brief urging en banc Third Circuit to reverse panel decision that expanded strict liability torts to online market places contrary to limits on strict liability set by Pennsylvania courts.  

October 24, 2019

U.S. Chamber and aligned business and professional groups urge Oregon Supreme Court to uphold statutory limits on noneconomic damages.  

October 21, 2019

District Court rules that commodity traders can be charged under wire fraud statute for alleged “spoofing.”  The U.S. Chamber joined a coalition amicus brief arguing the district court should dismiss the wire fraud counts.