Recent Activity

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August 5, 2020

D.C. Circuit stays district court order that would have required pipeline to shutdown and remove all product because of government’s alleged NEPA shortcomings.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this outcome.

August 5, 2020

U.S. Chamber and business associations file reply in support of cross-motion for summary judgment urging district court to uphold Department of Labor’s Final Rule defining “joint employers” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

August 4, 2020

Seventh Circuit holds that the Federal Arbitration Act's exception for “workers engaged…in interstate commerce” only exempts workers that actually move goods across state lines as a central part of their job.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this result.

August 4, 2020

Ninth Circuit denies petition for rehearing en banc in California public-nuisance cases against energy companies.  The U.S. Chamber filed amicus briefs on the merits and supporting rehearing en banc that opposed this outcome.

August 4, 2020

Ninth Circuit dismisses government’s appeal in False Claims Act suit, holding that an order denying the government’s motion to dismiss a qui tam action is not immediately appealable. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the court to reverse the district court’s order.

July 31, 2020

U.S. Chamber files motion for preliminary injunction in lawsuit against unprecedented restrictions on work visas.

July 29, 2020

En banc Eleventh Circuit holds as a matter of law that employer did not violate Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision by firing a human resources professional for encouraging another employee to sue the company for discrimination.  The U.S. Chamber filed amicus briefs supporting this result at the panel and en banc stages.

July 29, 2020

Fifth Circuit reverses and remands penalty award in citizen suit brought under the Clean Air Act, holding plaintiffs failed to sufficiently establish Article III standing.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting this outcome.

July 28, 2020

D.C. Circuit rejects arguments that EPA arbitrarily and capriciously applied its hazardous ranking system before listing the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim facility on the National Priorities list.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the court to remand EPA’s listing. 

July 28, 2020

 Missouri Court of Appeals denies transfer to Missouri Supreme Court to review decision affirming personal jurisdiction over some non-residents’ claims against non-resident defendant and imposing $2.24 billion judgment in talc litigation.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting transfer.

July 27, 2020

Eighth Circuit affirms dismissal of ERISA claims alleging violation of duty of prudence in offering company securities as part of employee stock options plan. The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief in support of this outcome.

July 27, 2020

California Supreme Court holds that clear-and-convincing-evidence standard does not disappear on appeal.  Instead, when reviewing a finding that must be proven by clear and convincing evidence, an appellate court must determine whether there was sufficient evidence to satisfy that heightened standard.  The California Supreme Court’s reasoning generally tracked the Chamber’s amicus brief, and it relied on several out-of-state decisions cited only in our brief.

July 24, 2020

Ninth Circuit dismisses appeal, holding that plaintiff lacks Article III standing to challenge a California law restricting “pay for delay” settlements.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiff’s challenge to the law.

July 24, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief urging trial court to deny California Attorney General’s request for preliminary injunction forcing Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees.

July 24, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging D.C. Circuit to hold that HHS’s price transparency rule exceeds the agency’s statutory authority and violates the First Amendment.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief when this case was before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

July 23, 2020

Ninth Circuit vacates and remands district court judgments in class action case, holding that the named plaintiffs lacked standing and that the district court improperly refused to decertify a “fraudulent concealment” class where individual issues predominated.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the court to reverse the damages award for other reasons.

July 22, 2020

U.S. Chamber files merits-stage brief urging Supreme Court to hold that Anti-Injunction Act does not bar pre-enforcement challenge to IRS reporting requirements enforced by “tax penalties.”  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief supporting cert.

July 21, 2020

U.S. Chamber leads lawsuit against unprecedented restrictions on work visas.

July 21, 2020

District Court denies New Jersey Attorney General’s motion to dismiss, holding that U.S. Chamber and New Jersey Civil Justice Institute have associational standing to challenge New Jersey’s anti-arbitration law, A.B. 121, as preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.

July 21, 2020

Pennsylvania Supreme court issues 4-3 opinion affirming an intermediate appellate court’s reversal of a defense judgement that was based on exclusion of plaintiff’s experts under Pennsylvania’s Frye test; however, the court remanded to trial court for consideration of renewed Frye arguments.  The U.S. Chamber had filed a coalition amicus brief urging the court to reverse the appellate court’s flawed Frye analysis.