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January 22, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging federal district court to uphold OCC Madden rule reaffirming the “valid-when-made” doctrine, under which non-usurious loans lawfully originated by national banks remain valid after transfer to third parties.

January 22, 2021

Fifth Circuit holds that Daubert fully applies to scientific evidence introduced at class-certification stage, vacating certification and remanding for reconsideration of whether individualized questions predominate.  The U.S. Chamber filed two amicus briefs supporting this outcome.

January 21, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Louisiana Supreme Court to hold that settlement with State precludes further litigation seeking damages for the same injury.

January 19, 2021

Federal district court holds that Federal Arbitration Act does not preempt California SB 707, which targets arbitration agreements for disfavored treatment by imposing one-sided sanctions on their drafters.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

January 15, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition intervenor brief in defense of the Department of Labor’s Final Rule defining “joint employers” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The U.S. Chamber intervened and sought summary judgment when this case was before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

January 15, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Third Circuit to hold that USERRA does not require employers who provide paid sick leave or paid jury duty leave to also provide paid military leave.

January 15, 2021

Ninth Circuit upholds the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s determination that federal law preempts California’s meal and rest break rules as applied to commercial drivers operating in interstate commerce.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome.

January 14, 2021

California Supreme Court holds that Dynamex decision adopting ABC test for employee status applies retroactively.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

January 13, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging D.C. Circuit to reject IRS’s view that a partnership lacks economic substance unless partners expect to make a profit without tax credits.

January 12, 2021

Fifth Circuit rejects two-step Lusardi approach allowing “conditional certification” of FLSA collective actions, holding that named plaintiffs must affirmatively prove that employees receiving opt-in notice are similarly situated.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome.

January 12, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus letter urging California Supreme Court to vacate worker reclassification injunction in light of Proposition 22, exempting app-based delivery drivers from A.B. 5.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed three amicus letters at earlier stages of this case.

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court declines to review Ninth Circuit decision broadly construing tribal jurisdiction over private lands.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting the cert. petition.

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court denies review of Seventh Circuit decision holding that every unnamed member of a nationwide class action filed in federal court need not establish specific personal jurisdiction over the defendant.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief urging the Court to grant cert.

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court declines 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.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the Court to grant cert.

January 11, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus letter urging California Supreme Court to review and reverse decision that recognized new tort of compelled-self disclosed defamation. 

January 8, 2021

Cert. petitions granted in First Amendment cases reviewing whether California Attorney General can demand donor information from nonprofits.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting cert. petitions for these consolidated cases.

January 7, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that government appropriation of an easement on employer property constitutes a per se physical taking under the Fifth Amendment.  

January 6, 2021

U.S. Chamber and Civil Justice Association of California file amicus brief urging California Court of Appeal to reverse judgment that failed to apportion non-economic damages according to each defendant’s degree of fault.

January 4, 2021

Parties reach settlement in challenge to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s unlawful administrative enforcement regime.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting the challenge.

January 4, 2021

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court refuses to enforce arbitration clause, holding that Uber’s click-through app registration process did not provide users with sufficient notice of terms and conditions.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.