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January 18, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in case about whether the “in connection with” language in the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”) must be read broadly to effect SLUSA’s text and purpose and to restrict the kinds of class actions that can be brought based on state law claims regarding securities.  The U.S. Chamber had filed a coalition amicus brief opposing this result.

January 14, 2022

U.S. Chamber urges Ninth Circuit to reaffirm that under California law, a manufacturer of a product has no duty to disclose defects in the product beyond the duration set forth in its express warranty, absent either an affirmative misrepresentation or an unreasonable safety defect.

January 14, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Fifth Circuit to hold that district courts must consider the Article III standing of absent class members and conduct rigorous ascertainability analysis before certifying class actions.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief in this case.

January 13, 2022

Divided First Circuit panel affirms district court’s denial of motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant in FLSA collective action.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this result.

January 13, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Fifth Circuit to affirm injunction of nationwide pause of domestic production of oil and gas on federal lands. 

January 10, 2022

Supreme Court declines to review whether an action filed by non-existent plaintiffs is a nullity that cannot be saved by joinder of a real party in interest at some future date.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting the cert. petition.

January 10, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Georgia Supreme Court to grant certiorari in case in which Georgia Court of Appeals held that Georgia’s apportionment statute, OCGA § 51-12-33, does not allow reduction of damages to account for nonparty fault unless the case proceeds to trial against more than one defendant.  The brief argues that the plain text of the statute makes clear that apportionment of damages is available whenever an action is “brought” — not tried — against multiple defendants.

January 10, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging New York appellate court to hold that a company cannot be liable under the New York False Claims Act (NYFCA) for an allegedly false tax claim unless the company has actually violated the New York Tax Law.  Because the complaint in this case shows that the defendant complied with the Tax Law’s requirements, as interpreted by the New York Tax Department, the defendant’s tax records cannot possibly understate an obligation, much less be knowingly false, under the NYFCA.

January 10, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging NLRB to remain faithful to the statutory text and history of the NLRA, which does not authorize consequential damages. 

January 10, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review and reverse Second Circuit’s extraterritorial application of state tort law.

January 7, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing that the $16 million punitive damages award in this case – 106.7 times the compensatory damages award – is inconsistent both with federal constitutional due process requirements and with Florida-law precedents and statutory provisions that require a reasonable relationship between punitive damages awards and compensatory damages.

January 6, 2022

District court affirms Tennessee Governor’s authority to end temporary supplemental federal unemployment benefits.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this result. 

January 6, 2022

District court grants joint NLRB/SEIU motion to stay. The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition intervenor brief in defense of the National Labor Relations Board final rule defining “joint employers”

January 4, 2022

D.C. Circuit reverses and remands dismissal of Anti-Terrorism Act suit, concluding that plaintiffs adequately pleaded claims for secondary liability. The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief opposing this result.

January 3, 2022

Ninth Circuit reverses certification of copyright class action. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome. 

January 3, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Second Circuit to hold that the PREP Act is a complete preemption statute, protecting businesses on the front lines of responding to COVID-19.

January 3, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Second Circuit to hold that the PREP Act is a complete preemption statute, protecting businesses on the front lines of responding to COVID-19.

January 3, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in the Washington Supreme Court to highlight the ways in which the City of Seattle’s Ordinance regulating the gig economy departs significantly from standard exercises of the police power.  

December 31, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging California Court of Appeal to reverse state district court and hold that the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) violates the separation of powers doctrine under the state constitution.

December 30, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging federal district court presiding over Multi District Litigation proceedings to dismiss complaints filed by political subdivisions of States that have already resolved the same claims against the same defendant in a global settlement.