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January 14, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review Hawaii regulatory-takings case 

January 14, 2019

Colorado Supreme Court reverses erroneous interpretation of Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Act, holding the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission correctly interpreted the Act to preclude a proposed rule that would foreclose the Commission from balancing the benefits of oil and gas development against potential harms to the environment and public health

January 14, 2019

U.S. Chamber and Missouri Chamber file amicus brief arguing Eighth Circuit should review district court decision permitting mass actions brought against American companies by thousands of Peruvian nationals concerning injuries allegedly caused in Peru by Peruvian subsidiary subject to Peruvian regulation to proceed in federal district court in St. Louis, and applying Missouri law instead of Peruvian law.  

January 14, 2019

U.S. Chamber and industry groups file amicus brief urging D.C. Circuit to reject challenge to EPA guidance that corrects misinterpretation of Clean Air Act that prevented facilities from switching from major source rules to area source rules after reducing emissions below major source thresholds

 

January 11, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court grants cert. to review Ninth Circuit decision applying California’s wage-and-hour laws to offshore drilling operations subject to OCSLA

January 11, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court grants cert. addressing FOIA exemption that protects confidential commercial information

January 9, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing Supreme Court should grant cert. petition to resolve circuit split on whether incorporation of AAA rules delegates to arbitrator the decision whether arbitration agreement permits class arbitration

 

January 9, 2019

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief at the merits stage, arguing the Supreme Court should reverse the Eleventh Circuit concerning the statute of limitations for False Claims Act suits brought by qui tam relators.  The Chamber previously filed an amicus brief urging the Court to take the case.

January 7, 2019

Supreme Court declines to review circuit split on materiality under False Claims Act

January 7, 2019

Supreme Court declines to review Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision upholding personal jurisdiction to enforce civil investigative demand against out-of-state corporation

January 7, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. and reverse D.C. Circuit decision allowing administrative agencies to avoid judicial review with boilerplate language disclaiming finality

January 7, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court issues unanimous arbitration decision, reaffirming that courts must enforce arbitration contracts according to their terms and thus cannot create unwritten exceptions to the Federal Arbitration Act

December 28, 2018

Divided D.C. Circuit panel affirms NLRB’s articulation of NLRA’s joint-employer standard as including both an employer’s reserved right to control and its indirect control over employees’ terms and conditions of employment, but rejects NLRB’s application of its indirect-control inquiry in this case, and thus granted the petition for review in part and denied it in part, and remanded for further proceedings.

December 28, 2018

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief encouraging Supreme Court to grant cert. and reverse Ninth Circuit decision holding that federal courts must accept plaintiffs’ allegations concerning state law in determining whether state-law claims are preempted by federal labor laws

December 27, 2018

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing Eighth Circuit should grant rehearing to reconsider opinion affirming class-certification order in labor-depreciation litigation against insurance companies

December 21, 2018

U.S. Chamber and aligned groups file amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to affirm jury instructions that appropriately instructed products liability jurors to evaluate risks and alternatives based on science and technology available at the time a product was manufactured and used

December 20, 2018

Blog post: Frank v. Gaos and the importance of actual injury

December 20, 2018

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief asking Supreme Court to protect the due process right of class action defendants to present every available defense and reverse overbroad issue preclusion in Engle litigation saga

December 20, 2018

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief asking Supreme Court to protect the due process right of class action defendants to present every available defense and reverse overbroad issue preclusion in Engle litigation saga

 

December 19, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Seventh Circuit to uphold company’s right not to deal with competitor