Recent Activity

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September 22, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Tenth Circuit to affirm district court’s decision in antitrust case, which accorded with precedent and sound antitrust principles by considering claims of exclusive-dealing arrangements by a monopolist at the summary judgment stage through a fact-intensive economic analysis of their actual competitive effects.

September 21, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review and to reverse entrenched Ninth Circuit preemption precedent under the ADA and the FAAAA.  The Chamber filed prior briefs in the Ninth Circuit.  

September 21, 2021

Georgia Supreme Court declines to overrule its precedent holding that mere business registration in Georgia subjects a corporation to general personal jurisdiction in that state.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

September 21, 2021

D.C. Circuit grants motion of U.S. Chamber and other business groups to intervene to defend EPA’s 2020 decision to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.

September 21, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging district court to dismiss indictment under the Sherman Act because courts have not held no-solicitation agreements to be per se illegal and businesses and executives are entitled to fair notice of what conduct is and is not prohibited by the federal antitrust laws.

September 20, 2021

Ninth Circuit concludes that California’s Proposition 22 does not apply retroactively to plaintiff’s wage and overtime claims and remands to the district court to apply the ABC test.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this result. 

September 20, 2021

Opinion issued.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief opposing this outcome.

September 17, 2021

U.S. Chamber files merits stage amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hold that federal courts have jurisdiction over motions to confirm or vacate arbitration awards in matters involving federal issues.  

September 16, 2021

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Eighth Circuit to hold that defendant did not violate ERISA by exercising its contractual right to periodically reset the crediting rate for its fixed income product, because Principal’s rate-setting process reasonably accounted for the risks and costs of the product and resulted in a desirable, competitive product for participants.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed a coalition brief in the Eighth Circuit at an earlier stage of this case.

September 16, 2021

D.C. Circuit grants motion of U.S. Chamber and other business groups to intervene to defend EPA’s 2020 decision to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM).

September 15, 2021

Divided Ninth Circuit holds that California’s anti-arbitration legislation AB 51 is not preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.  As a co-plaintiff, the U.S. Chamber opposed this outcome.

September 15, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert and hold that a targeted tax aimed specifically and exclusively at a small group of speakers – here, four billboard companies – is subject to heightened scrutiny under the First Amendment.

September 15, 2021

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court holds that prior state settlement did not bar punitive damages award for conduct that caused a plaintiff’s specific harm.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief opposing this result. 

September 15, 2021

District court vacates Department of Homeland Security’s Lottery Rule.  The court previously vacated the other immigration regulation challenged in this case, the Department of Labor’s Prevailing Wage Rule.  The U.S. Chamber filed suit this spring, leading a coalition challenging both rules.  

September 14, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing against expanding strict liability for a defective product to the manufacturer of a mere component part that was not itself defective.  The U.S. Chamber also filed an amicus brief supporting direct appellate review.

September 10, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review whether Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act preempts California’s A.B. 5 as applied to motor carriers.  The U.S. Chamber filed multiple amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit. 

September 10, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to reinforce constraints on Chevron deference.  

September 10, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief calling for California Superior Court to recognize broad scope of the referral exemption from its ABC test under Section 2777 of the California Labor Code. 

September 10, 2021

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to hold that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act precludes disparate-impact claims.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari.  

September 9, 2021

U.S. Chamber submits amicus brief in District of New Jersey, arguing that the district court erred in concluding that an employer can be liable under the False Claims Act for applying for the wrong type of employment visa.