Recent Activity

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November 16, 2018

Texas Supreme Court grants petition for review in case regarding standard for proving gross negligence

November 16, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief on federal removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, urging the Supreme Court not to let class plaintiffs use third-party counterclaims to skirt the Act’s protections

November 16, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief on the proper remedy in a First Amendment challenge to a prohibition in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, urging Ninth Circuit to strike the prohibition, rather than the exemptions, to address any constitutional flaw

November 14, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. and reject narrow interpretation of FOIA exemption that protects confidential commercial information

November 14, 2018

U.S. Chamber and coalition of business groups urge Supreme Court to hold that the Federal Debt Practices Collection Act does not apply to non-judicial foreclosures

November 14, 2018

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief in Second Circuit, arguing court should reject arguments from plaintiffs and Department of Labor (as amicus curiae) regarding equitable remedies under ERISA and scope of fiduciary duties

November 13, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant cert. and hold there is no private right of action to enforce Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

November 13, 2018

Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of ERISA complaint, explaining that the allegations were insufficient to support a plausible claim for breach of fiduciary duty

November 13, 2018

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to review Sixth Circuit decision permitting issues only class action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c)(4) that fails Rule 23(b)(3)’s requirements of predominance and superiority

November 9, 2018

U.S. Chamber and coalition of business groups file reply brief in support of motion to intervene in defense of OPT program 

November 9, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Ninth Circuit, arguing court should reverse district court’s class-certification order for failing the predominance requirement of Rule 23

November 8, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to hold that providing a forum for speech does not make a business like YouTube a state actor subject to First Amendment scrutiny

November 7, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief defending Labor Department rule that allows small businesses and working owners to purchase more affordable, higher quality health insurance by banding together in association health plans

November 5, 2018

Fifth Circuit grants State Farm’s Rule 23(f) petition to appeal from class certification

October 31, 2018

Minnesota Supreme Court holds that E911 fees and surcharges are subject to the tax bar of the Minnesota False Claims Act, affirming court of appeals’ judgment

October 31, 2018

U.S. Chamber joins coalition brief urging Eleventh Circuit to grant rehearing en banc to consider whether class settlement should have been approved due to lack of named plaintiff’s Article III standing in FACTA lawsuit

October 31, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in overtime class action in Ninth Circuit, arguing the court should reject plaintiffs’ interpretation of 29 C.F.R. 778.215 as supporting her contention that contributions under profit sharing plan should be included in regular rate of pay

October 26, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to review Ninth Circuit decision applying California’s wage-and-hour laws to offshore drilling operations subject to OCSLA

October 23, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Ninth Circuit arguing that only individuals qualified for a job may maintain an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit and that the EEOC’s contrary interpretation of its regulations is not entitled to Auer deference  

October 22, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in D.C. Circuit, arguing that Regional Director’s interpretation of NLRB’s rules regarding representation-election procedures should not be entitled to Auer deference

October 19, 2018

New Jersey Supreme Court declines to review lower court decision regarding combined tax reporting

October 19, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief supporting challenge to California’s new net neutrality law

October 18, 2018

U.S. Chamber and coalition of business groups file motion to intervene in support of 2016 DHS rule concerning Occupational Practical Training (OPT) program for STEM graduates

October 18, 2018

U.S. Chamber and aligned groups urge D.C. Circuit to uphold FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order

October 17, 2018

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief encouraging Eleventh Circuit to reject EEOC’s assertion of broad authority to pursue pattern-or-practice claims

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

October 16, 2018

U.S. Chamber urges Ninth Circuit to reverse class certification order in Illinois Biometric Privacy Act case with no actual injury and an expansive geographic scope

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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