Recent Activity

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September 25, 2022

U.S. Chamber, Business Roundtable, and Tennessee Chamber move for summary judgment on their challenge to the SEC’s 2022 proxy advisor rule.

September 23, 2022

By equally divided vote, en banc court affirms judgment of district court dismissing False Claims Act suit for alleged violations of Medicaid program obligations.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting affirmance.

September 22, 2022

District court dismisses, without prejudice, ERISA complaint.  The Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting dismissal.

September 21, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging New York Appellate Division to reinforce traditional limits on negligence and private nuisance law, as well as class certification, in case involving alleged transient odors from a plastics facility.

September 20, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Texas Supreme Court to reject a “certify now and worry later” approach to class actions and hold that absent class members must have standing at the class certification stage.

September 16, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to reject certified class of individuals alleging a mere risk of a risk of injury.

September 15, 2022

Sixth Circuit denies rehearing of decision holding that any constitutional infirmity of removal protections did not inflict harm and thus does not compel invalidation of FDIC proceedings. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting rehearing. 

September 15, 2022

District court refuses to grant class objectors indicative ruling about whether Rule 23(e)(5)(B) would require court approval of payments made to objectors in exchange for withdrawing objections to plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees requests. At the court’s invitation, the U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome. 

September 15, 2022

Second Circuit holds that New York’s law requiring national banks to pay interest on mortgage escrow accounts is preempted by the National Bank Act, reversing the district court.  The Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this result.

September 15, 2022

Second Circuit holds that New York’s law requiring national banks to pay interest on mortgage escrow accounts is preempted by the National Bank Act, reversing the district court.  The Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this result.

September 13, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Washington Supreme Court to require jury instruction about the known-or-obvious defense to premises liability.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief supporting review.

September 13, 2022

District court dismisses antitrust claims in lawsuit attacking the process of setting the LIBOR benchmark rate, holding that plaintiffs lack antitrust standing. The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting dismissal, as well as a brief opposing plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction against the publication of LIBOR. 

September 12, 2022

Eleventh Circuit denies rehearing of decision allowing Medicare Secondary Payer Act claims to proceed past the pleading stage without factual support. The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting rehearing. 

September 9, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari and hold that a class may not be certified where more than a de minimis number of unnamed class members may be uninjured.  The Chamber filed two amicus briefs when this case was before the Ninth Circuit. 

September 9, 2022

Sixth Circuit agrees to review certification of Rule 23(b)(2) injunctive class seeking an investigative study of health effects of PFAS chemicals and subsequent medical monitoring for nearly everyone in Ohio.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting review.

September 7, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Georgia Supreme Court to uphold Georgia’s statutory cap on punitive damages under the State’s Constitution.

September 7, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to reject interpretation of fraud statute that would imperil businesses’ free speech rights.

September 7, 2022

District court denies request for injunction of petroleum pipeline operations, finding that an immediate shutdown would have significant public and foreign policy implications.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this outcome. 

September 6, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief explaining that the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause does not permit states to require consent to general jurisdiction as a condition of business registration.

September 6, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to reject overbroad interpretation of federal fraud statutes.