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November 23, 2020

Supreme Court declines cert. petition challenging a Texas law discriminating against public corporations in violation of the Commerce Clause.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting cert.

November 23, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief regarding the scope of review available where a lower court rejects removal of an action to federal court under the federal officer removal statute.  Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court supporting cert. and an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit opposing remand and urging the court to review all grounds for removal.

November 20, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to hold that the Federal Arbitration Act’s exemption for transportation workers “engaged in interstate commerce” does not cover rideshare drivers who occasionally drop off passengers at airports or train stations.

November 19, 2020

Third Circuit grants mandamus, transferring securities class action to district where defendant is headquartered and made alleged misstatements.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this result.

November 19, 2020

California Court of Appeal holds that statutory amendments implemented by California’s A.B. 5 are not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Act.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

November 18, 2020

N.D. Cal grants U.S. Chamber’s motion to require Department of State to comply with preliminary injunction against implementation of the President’s June 22 nonimmigrant visa proclamation.  The U.S. Chamber and others sued to challenge unprecedented federal restrictions on work visas. 

November 18, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Texas Supreme Court to direct Texas courts to apply federal standards when deciding motions to dismiss federal securities claims.

November 18, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief in Second Circuit, arguing that at the pleading stage, statistical analyses must be carefully scrutinized under the same plausibility test as all other factual allegations.  

November 17, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Louisiana Supreme Court to reverse lower court ruling that upset a jury verdict and improperly held that statutory definitions passed years after parties entered into a contract altered obligations under the contract.  Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting review.

November 16, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert and hold that every unnamed member of a nationwide class action filed in federal court must establish specific personal jurisdiction over a defendant.  The Chamber filed an amicus brief previously when this case was before the Seventh Circuit.

November 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber and coalition of plaintiffs file reply brief in support of motion to clarify the preliminary injunction against implementation of the President’s June 22 nonimmigrant visa proclamation.  The U.S. Chamber and others sued to challenge unprecedented federal restrictions on work visas. 

November 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber and coalition of plaintiffs file reply brief in support of motion for preliminary injunction and partial summary judgment, arguing that DHS and DOL failed to follow notice-and-comment procedures before finalizing H-1B regulations that will cost employers billions of dollars. 

November 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief in support of attorney-client privilege and work-product protection for communications and materials made in connection with internal corporate investigation.  Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed two amicus briefs in this case.

November 10, 2020

California Supreme Court denies review and depublication of decision that disincentivizes HR investigations, improperly expands the scope of conduct that can trigger punitive liability, and contravenes that court’s own recently clarified standard for reviewing whether a jury award was supported by clear and convincing evidence.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus letter opposing this result.

November 6, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief in support of SEC’s proxy adviser rule. 

November 6, 2020

U.S. Chamber and other business associations appeal district court decision invalidating Department of Labor’s global role defining “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

November 3, 2020

Missouri Supreme Court declines to review decision affirming personal jurisdiction over some non-residents’ claims against non-resident defendant and imposing $2.24 billion judgment in talc litigation.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief opposing this result.

November 3, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging affirmance of lower court decision holding that a company is not liable where intervening criminal conduct was the proximate cause of a plaintiff’s injuries.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief when this case was before the Georgia Court of Appeals.

November 3, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging affirmance of lower court decision holding that a company is not liable where intervening criminal conduct was the proximate cause of a plaintiff’s injuries.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief when this case was before the Georgia Court of Appeals.

November 2, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to enforce “tracing” requirement for claims under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933.