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January 17, 2020

Supreme Court grants cert. petition in personal jurisdiction case.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting the cert. petition and urging the Court to reaffirm that specific personal jurisdiction requires a substantial causal connection between the defendant’s forum contacts and the plaintiff’s asserted claim.

January 17, 2020

Supreme Court grants cert. petition in personal jurisdiction case.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting the cert. petition and urging the Court to reaffirm that specific personal jurisdiction requires a substantial causal connection between the defendant’s forum contacts and the plaintiff’s asserted claim.

January 17, 2020

Sixth Circuit denies mandamus petition challenging an issue-preclusion order barring the MDL defendant from presenting an individualized defenses based upon the outcomes in bellwether trials.  The Sixth Circuit stated that Du Pont “has made a vigorous and perhaps compelling argument that the district court erred as a matter of law,” but not enough to satisfy the clear and indisputable standard for mandamus relief.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting the mandamus petition.

January 17, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Second Circuit to enforce foreign arbitration award against state-owned entity despite biased judgment from entity’s home courts vacating award.

January 17, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review Third Circuit decision that limits Twombly to antitrust claims and creates a lax pleading standard for ERISA cases.

January 17, 2020

Second Circuit denies motion for Rule 23(f) review.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the Second Circuit to grant Rule 23(f) petition for review and certify medical monitoring class acition.

January 17, 2020

U.S. Chamber and other business groups move to support the Trump administration in its efforts to defend sensible revisions to the Risk Management Program Rule governing the prevention and detection, and response accidental releases of hazardous substances from certain facilities.

January 16, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Fifth Circuit to decertify class in environmental mass-tort litigation and affirm that full Daubert review applies to expert testimony used at the class-certification stage.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief supporting the Rule 23(f) petition, which was granted.

January 14, 2020

Sixth Circuit orders plaintiffs to respond to mandamus petition challenging issue-preclusion order barring MDL defendant from presenting individualized defenses based upon the outcomes in bellwether trials.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting the mandamus petition.

January 14, 2020

Supreme Court issues favorable decision in ERISA stock-drop case.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the cert. petition and at the merits stage.

January 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber urges Fifth Circuit to correct district court’s improper application of the federal officer removal statute, which permits removal of a case from state court to federal court for those “acting under” an officer or agent of the United States.  

January 13, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court declines cert. petition regarding burden of proof of loss causation for breach of fiduciary duty claims under ERISA.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition brief supporting the cert. petition and an additional brief on the merits when this case was before the First Circuit.

January 10, 2020

First Circuit certifies state law issues to Maine Supreme Court.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of constitutional challenges to municipal ordinance banning use of pipelines to transport fossil fuels from Canada to the United States.

January 10, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to reject California’s unconstitutional discrimination against and purported regulation of out-of-state meat production.

January 9, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reject the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s attempt to transform the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law into a vehicle for pursuing antitrust claims and remedies. 

January 7, 2020

U.S. Chamber and New Jersey Civil Justice Institute files motion for summary judgment in litigation challenging New Jersey’s A.B. 121 law as preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.  The motion argues that, as applied to arbitration agreements covered by the Federal Arbitration Act, A.B. 121 is preempted.  The plaintiffs seek a declaration and a permanent injunction against the Attorney General’s enforcement of the law.

January 6, 2020

Third Circuit denies en banc review of decision denying mandamus petition that challenged discovery order requiring defendants to produce tens of millions of irrelevant, sensitive files matching extremely broad search terms, without any opportunity for document review.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting mandamus and another brief supporting rehearing en banc.

January 3, 2020

U.S. Chamber and co-plaintiffs file reply brief in support of motion for preliminary injunction against enforcement of California A.B. 51. 

December 30, 2019

District court grants temporary restraining order against California A.B. 51, anti-arbitration legislation that would have otherwise taken effect on January 1, 2020.

December 27, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing that Federal Circuit should reverse order from Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals that construed DFARS regulation to prohibit government contractors from notifying third parties of retained data rights.