Recent Activity

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April 14, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief opposing certification of a class containing members who suffered no injury to pursue a novel theory of procedural harm under ERISA.

April 13, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting reversal of the district court’s denial of associations’ motion for a preliminary injunction against California’s net neutrality law.  The California net neutrality law would both treat the Internet like a public utility and create a disparate patchwork of state laws.  Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed coalition amicus briefs in this case in the district court.

April 9, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting the State of Ohio’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the provision of the recent Covid relief bill that effectively precludes States from offering net tax relief to their citizens.

April 8, 2021

Second Circuit denies Department of Labor’s motion to hold in abeyance appeals by the Chamber and the Department of a district court decision invalidating the joint-employer rule.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition brief supporting this result.

April 6, 2021

Ninth Circuit denies rehearing en banc to consider whether its precedent, which nullifies arbitration agreements requiring individual arbitration of PAGA claims, is inconsistent with the Federal Arbitration Act.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this result.

April 6, 2021

Eleventh Circuit holds that websites are not a place of public accommodation under Title III of the ADA.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this result. 

April 6, 2021

Ninth Circuit decertifies three classes, concluding that the presence of a large number of uninjured class members would defeat predominance and remanding for resolution of factual disputes on the number of such uninjured class members.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this result.

April 5, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to take up the issue of mass joinder, which raises serious due process concerns for defendants.

April 5, 2021

U.S. Chamber urges Ninth Circuit to respect the long standing and critical protections afforded by the National Labor Relations Act ban on union secondary boycotts of neutral third parties. 

April 5, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Ninth Circuit in support of the right of a business to intervene when the government fails to appeal an adverse FOIA ruling.

April 2, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing against unduly broad interpretation of the crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege that would threaten cooperative non-prosecution and deferred-prosecution agreements with the government.

April 2, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging district court to dismiss indictment alleging that non-solicitation agreement gives rise to per se criminal liability under the Sherman Act. 

April 1, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Pennsylvania Superior Court to grant reargument en banc of decision expanding joint and several liability under Pennsylvania’s Fair Share Act.

April 1, 2021

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of tort climate change lawsuit brought by New York City.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome. 

April 1, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court narrowly construes “automatic telephone dialing system” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Court ruled 9-0 that an autodialer must have the capacity to use a random or sequential number generator to store or produce phone numbers.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this result, as well as a brief in support of certiorari and a brief when this case was before the Ninth Circuit.

March 31, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit to rehear en banc an appeal from a class certification where the class did not suffer a uniform, classwide injury, nor any concrete injury at all.

March 30, 2021

U.S. Chamber files brief arguing against expanding strict liability for a defective product to the manufacturer of a mere component part that was not itself defective. 

March 29, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief defending Missouri’s cap on medical malpractice damages as a lawful exercise of the Missouri legislature’s authority.

March 26, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief in support of traditional limits on public nuisance doctrine.  

March 25, 2021

California Court of Appeal reverses judgment and orders new trial because of trial court’s failure to apportion non-economic damages in product liability case.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this outcome.