Recent Activity

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December 4, 2019

U.S. Chamber and NRF file en banc brief urging Eleventh Circuit to reject no-injury FACTA class action that had permitted class action settlement where the named class members had suffered no injury.  Previously, the Chamber filed two amicus briefs supporting rehearing.

December 3, 2019

First Circuit denies Rule 23(f) certification.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the  First Circuit to clarify that district courts must provide a reasoned explanation for class-certification decisions in order to permit meaningful appellate review.

December 3, 2019

D.C. Circuit reverses district court and further clarifies what constitutes final agency action that’s reviewable in the courts.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this result.

December 2, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief urging Ninth Circuit to reaffirm that the Taft-Hartley Act’s ban on union secondary boycotts of neutral third parties does not violate the First Amendment.

December 2, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Seventh Circuit to provide guidance for district courts to follow in policing against meritless merger-objection cases.

December 2, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit against Charter Communications.  In the decision below, the Ninth Circuit held that the government-debt exception to the TCPA violates the First Amendment, and the court severed that exception from the statute.  The U.S. Chamber argues that the proper remedy was to invalidate the TCPA’s prohibition on speech, not to sever the exception.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed amicus briefs at...

December 2, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Fifth Circuit to reverse district court’s decision certifying a participant-led multi-plan class action under Rule 23(b)(1)(B).

November 29, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing Seventh Circuit should reverse district court’s decision denying government’s motion to dismiss a relator’s qui tam action under the False Claims Act. 

November 27, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in public-nuisance case against energy companies urging First Circuit to reverse district court’s remand order and accept federal jurisdiction.

November 27, 2019

Seventh Circuit reduces punitive damages award to the amount of compensatory damages.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome, arguing that the initial amount was excessive.

November 25, 2019

U.S. Chamber files motion for summary judgment defending legality of DHS’s 2016 STEM OPT rule.  The U.S. Chamber is an intervenor in support of DHS.

November 25, 2019

U.S. Chamber and business groups intervene in defense of EPA’s denial of NY’s petition to place additional controls on hundreds of sources based on NY’s unfounded attempt to stretch the “good neighbor” provisions of the Clean Air Act.

November 25, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in public-nuisance case against energy companies urging Tenth Circuit to reverse district court’s remand order and accept federal jurisdiction.

November 25, 2019

California Court of Appeal grants request to publish its opinion affirming summary judgment in a talc case based on insufficient evidence of causation.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting publication.

November 22, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to decide whether the FTC’s authority to seek injunctive relief includes the authority to seek monetary awards.

November 22, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief concerning transportation-worker exception in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act, arguing that District Court erred in construing scope of “workers engaged … in interstate commerce” phrase to limit the availability of arbitration to resolve work-related disputes.

November 20, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit against Facebook.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed amicus briefs at the panel stage in the Ninth Circuit.

November 20, 2019

California Supreme Court accepts certification from Ninth Circuit of question concerning whether Dynamex decision applies retroactively under California law.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in the California Supreme Court urging the court to accept the certification from the Ninth Circuit and filed an additional brief supporting a petition for rehearing in the Ninth Circuit. 

November 19, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to hold that a participant in a defined benefit retirement plan does not suffer a cognizable injury for breach of fiduciary duty under Article III unless the alleged breach materially increases the risk that the participant will not receive his or her promised benefits.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief when this case was before the Eighth Circuit.

November 19, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services lacks statutory authority to require pharmaceutical manufacturers to state the wholesale acquisition cost for drugs in TV ads.