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October 19, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to rehear Fair Housing Act case in which the panel decision deviated from Supreme Court precedent applying settled principles of proximate causation.

October 19, 2020

U.S. Chamber and business intervenors file reply in support of EPA’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  The U.S. Chamber is part of a group of business associations who urge the District of South Carolina to reject an environmental groups’ challenge to the rule.

October 19, 2020

U.S. Chamber, business, and labor groups move to intervene to help defend NEPA reforms.  Also, as movant intervenors, they move to dismiss misplaced challenges to NEPA reforms.  

October 19, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Oklahoma Supreme Court to reverse $465 million judgment that, based on a radically expansive theory of public nuisance, held a single defendant liable for statewide opioid crisis.

October 19, 2020

U.S. Chamber leads coalition of business and higher education plaintiffs in lawsuit to challenge DHS and DOL rules that would devastate high-skilled immigration under the H-1B visa program. The complaint alleges that the DHS and DOL rules were promulgated as final rules without following the notice-and-comment requirements or rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act, and also exceed the agencies’ statutory authority and are arbitrary and capricious.

October 16, 2020

Ninth Circuit denies interlocutory review of worker-misclassification class action under California law.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

October 15, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Georgia Court of Appeals to adopt the apex-deposition doctrine, which protects corporate CEOs without unique relevant knowledge from abusive and unnecessary discovery.

October 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to grant review and confirm that refusal-to-deal claims should be dismissed on the pleadings where the complaint itself reveals that the defendant’s conduct has a rational, procompetitive purpose.  Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed two amicus briefs when this case was before the Seventh Circuit.

October 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Third Circuit to hold that the Federal Arbitration Act’s exemption for transportation workers “engaged in interstate commerce” only covers groups of workers whose work predominantly involves transportation of goods across state lines.

October 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging First 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.

October 13, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging district court to hold that Federal Arbitration Act preempts California SB 707, which unlawfully targets arbitration agreements for disfavored treatment by imposing one-sided sanctions on their drafters.

October 8, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that Delaware Supreme Court should reverse $12 million “mootness fee” in securities litigation suit and impose meaningful limits on efforts to seek such awards.

October 8, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert and reverse certification of a class action because the named plaintiff's alleged injury is extremely atypical compared to the rest of the putative class members.  The U.S. Chamber filed previously in the Ninth Circuit at the panel stage.

October 7, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging NLRB to rescind or modify the contract bar doctrine to promote employee freedom of choice.

October 7, 2020

Fifth Circuit issues order scheduling oral argument in a case in which the panel misapplied the appropriate test for timely removal under the Federal Officer Removal Statute.  The U.S. Chamber and other business associations filed an amicus brief supporting rehearing with oral argument.  

October 6, 2020

Louisiana Supreme Court grants review over lower court decision that wrongfully treated terms in a statute as revising the meaning of a contract that the parties entered into long before the statute was written.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting review. 

October 5, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief in support of challenge to Minnesota law that violates the Takings Clause by requiring manufacturers to provide insulin without compensation.

October 5, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to decide whether defendants in SEC administrative enforcement proceedings may bring suit in federal district court to challenge the constitutionality of administrative law judges.

October 5, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief urging New Jersey Supreme Court to review appellate court decision reversing trial court’s exclusion of unreliable expert testimony and undermining trial judge’s gatekeeping responsibilities.   

October 2, 2020

U.S. Chamber files merits-stage coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to hold that FTC’s authority to seek injunctive relief does not encompass monetary awards.  In the AMG case, the U.S. Chamber previously filed amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit and in support of cert.