Recent Activity

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Leone v. Maui County

October 16, 2018

U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reverse Hawaii regulatory-takings decision allowing governments to designate private property an undeveloped “park” without just compensation

Mitchell v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.

October 15, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Fifth Circuit to grant Rule 23(f) petition to appeal district court’s class certification in “actual cash value” litigation

Emerson Electric Co. v. Superior Court of California, Orange County

October 15, 2018

Supreme Court denies cert. petition addressing whether the Occupational Safety and Health Act preempts state enforcement mechanisms not included in the state’s federally approved workplace safety plan

ConAgra Grocery Products Co. v. California

October 15, 2018

Supreme Court declines to review California state court’s novel approach to public nuisance claims in violation of the Due Process Clause

Sherwin-Williams Co. v. California

October 15, 2018

Supreme Court declines to review California state court’s novel approach to public nuisance claims in violation of the Due Process Clause

Brotherston v. Putnam Investments, LLC

October 15, 2018

First Circuit further entrenches circuit split on burden of proof on causation in breach of fiduciary duty cases under ERISA, reversing district court judgment in favor of Putnam Investments

Quisenberry v. Borgwarner Morse Tec, Inc.

October 11, 2018

Fractured Virginia Supreme Court holds that shipyard owed a duty of care to prevent employees from carrying asbestos fibers home on their clothes and exposing others over strong dissent from three justices

Cochise Consultancy, Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt

October 11, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief encouraging Supreme Court to review and overturn Eleventh Circuit decision in case concerning the statute of limitations for False Claims Act suits brought by qui tam relators

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Healey

October 11, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to review Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision upholding personal jurisdiction to enforce civil investigative demand against out-of-state corporation 

Caesars Entertainment Corp.

October 5, 2018

U.S. Chamber joins coalition brief arguing National Labor Relations Board should overrule Purple Communications and return to prior Register Guard doctrine

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. v. Ford

October 5, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Eighth Circuit to grant Rule 23(f) petition to appeal class certification order in case concerning use of purported algorithm to establish classwide injury

Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Forfar

October 5, 2018

U.S. Chamber and aligned groups urge Colorado Supreme Court to review whether the Colorado Collateral Source rule applies to medical expenses that exceed Medicare limits for covered patients

Burningham v. Wright Medical Group, Inc.

October 5, 2018

U.S. Chamber and aligned groups urge Utah Supreme Court to shield FDA-approved medical devices only available through physician from strict liability design defect claims

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. v. Upstate Forever

October 4, 2018

U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to review scope of the Clean Water Act’s permitting program and reject the so-called “hydrologic connection” or “conduit” theory

Yovino v. Rizo

October 4, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to review divided en banc decision from Ninth Circuit that Equal Pay Act precludes employers from considering applicants’ pay history

Razak v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

October 1, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Third Circuit litigation concerning independent-contractor status of gig economy workers under FLSA and Pennsylvania law

Altera Corporation v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

September 28, 2018

U.S. Chamber files supplemental amicus brief in rehearing of Altera case before newly appointed Ninth Circuit panel, arguing the panel should affirm the Tax Court’s judgment that IRS violated the Administrative Procedure Act

Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson

September 27, 2018

Supreme Court grants cert. petition addressing tactic used by plaintiffs’ lawyers to avoid removal of class actions to federal court

United States v. AT&T Inc.

September 27, 2018

U.S. Chamber leads coalition brief in litigation over AT&T-Time Warner merger, arguing that D.C. Circuit should resist calls to abandon well-established antitrust law regarding vertical mergers

Ferreras v. American Airlines, Inc.

September 26, 2018

Third Circuit grants Rule 23(f) petition to review class action certification order