Recent Activity

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November 19, 2019

Eleventh Circuit reverses class certification order for lack of Article III standing in Telephone Consumer Protection Act case.  The U.S. Chamber filed amicus briefs at the Rule 23(f) petition stage and on the merits in support of this outcome.

November 18, 2019

Second Circuit upholds class arbitration, concluding that the parties agreed to have the arbitrator decide and determine class arbitration procedures.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the contrary result.

November 18, 2019

Georgia Supreme court denies petition for certiorari, declining to review “death penalty sanctions” ordered by trial court.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed two briefs in this case when it was before the Georgia Court of Appeals.

November 15, 2019

In the face of a petition for writ of mandamus, plaintiffs concede that protective order applies on appeal to confidential trade secret information produced in discovery but not used by plaintiffs at trial.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the petition, which sought reversal of the Court of Appeal’s decision that the information was not subject to the protective order. 

November 15, 2019

U.S. Chamber files brief urging District Court to hold that government contractor did not waive attorney-client privilege over entire internal investigation by complying with its regulatory obligation to disclose potential violation and fully cooperate with government investigators.

November 15, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus letter urging California Court of Appeal to publish its opinion affirming summary judgment in a talc case based on insufficient evidence of causation 

November 14, 2019

Ninth Circuit partially rejects challenges to EPA’s TSCA risk evaluation rule, holding that the petitioners lacked standing to challenge certain provisions of the rule; but the court vacated other provisions of the Risk Evaluation Rule that excluded legacy uses and associated disposal from the evaluations.  The Chamber and aligned business groups intervened to defend the rule and supported the arguments challenging petitioners’ standing. 

November 14, 2019

Ninth Circuit grants EPA’s request for voluntary remand of certain provisions of its Risk Prioritization Rule.  The Chamber and aligned business groups intervened supporting EPA’s request. 

November 14, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief highlighting the economic and societal benefits of offshore oil and gas development in litigation brought by environmental groups against executive order authorizing federal agencies to permit oil and gas development in the outer continental shelf.

November 12, 2019

Ninth Circuit denies rehearing en banc in Altera.  The U.S. Chamber filed amicus briefs at the initial panel stage, at the second panel stage after the court sua sponte vacated the first panel’s opinion, and again in support of rehearing after the second panel’s opinion.

November 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging D.C. Circuit to reject NGO’s challenge to rules permitting the banking and trading of precursor chemicals to ozone formation, a long recognized tool to help realize air quality goals while fostering economic expansion.

November 8, 2019

Sixth Circuit panel grants Rule 23(f) petition to review district court’s certification of purported “negotiation class.”  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome, urging the Sixth Circuit to grant review and decertify an unprecedented negotiation class as unauthorized by Rule 23.

November 8, 2019

D.C. Circuit reverses district court on Article III standing grounds and remands for further proceedings on the merits.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the merits of DHS’s H-4 employment authorization rule.

November 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Third Circuit to grant petition for writ of mandamus and halt abusive discovery order requiring defendants to produce tens of millions of irrelevant, sensitive files matching extremely broad search terms, without any opportunity for document review.

November 7, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging District Court to certify an interlocutory appeal to decide whether the National Bank Act preempts New York’s state escrow interest law.

November 7, 2019

Second Circuit significantly reduces civil monetary penalty award by $159 million (to $98 million) in case concerning shipment of alleged contraband cigarettes.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the Second Court to invalidate the civil monetary penalties entirely. 

November 1, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari to clarify the proper legal standard for compelled commercial speech.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari.  The Supreme Court remanded to the Ninth Circuit in light of NIFLA v. Becerra, and the Ninth Circuit once again applied a relaxed legal standard to reject plaintiff’s First Amendment challenge.   

November 1, 2019

U.S. Chamber and Lawyers for Civil Justice file amicus brief urging Texas Supreme Court to grant mandamus to protect confidential information regarding IT infrastructure shared in discovery from public disclosure.

October 31, 2019

Georgia Court of Appeals reverses lower court judgment and holds that a company is not liable where intervening criminal conduct was the proximate cause of a plaintiff’s injuries.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging this result. 

October 31, 2019

Georgia Court of Appeals reverses lower court judgment and holds that a company is not liable where intervening criminal conduct was the proximate cause of a plaintiff’s injuries.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging this result. 

October 28, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to dismiss no-injury class action based on misinterpretation of California’s wage-statement requirements.

October 28, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in support of two petitions for writ of certiorari concerning the extraterritorial reach of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and the liability of a domestic corporation under the ATS.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing en banc in the Ninth Circuit.  The Ninth Circuit denied rehearing, but over the dissents of eight judges.

October 24, 2019

U.S. Chamber and aligned business and professional groups urge Oregon Supreme Court to uphold statutory limits on noneconomic damages.  

October 24, 2019

U.S. and PA Chambers file amicus brief urging en banc Third Circuit to reverse panel decision that expanded strict liability torts to online market places contrary to limits on strict liability set by Pennsylvania courts.  

October 21, 2019

District Court rules that commodity traders can be charged under wire fraud statute for alleged “spoofing.”  The U.S. Chamber joined a coalition amicus brief arguing the district court should dismiss the wire fraud counts.

October 21, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reaffirm that specific personal jurisdiction requires a substantial causal connection between the defendant’s forum contacts and the plaintiff’s asserted claim.

October 21, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reaffirm that specific personal jurisdiction requires a substantial causal connection between the defendant’s forum contacts and the plaintiff’s asserted claim.

October 18, 2019

Supreme Court grants cert. petition regarding constitutional challenge to the statutory limitations on the removal of the Director of the CFPB.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting cert.

October 17, 2019

Fifth Circuit grants interlocutory review of class certification order in environmental mass-tort litigation.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the court to grant the defendant’s Rule 23(f) petition.

October 17, 2019

Ninth Circuit denies en banc rehearing of case certifying class of individuals claiming injury under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the full court to rehear the case and decertify the class, arguing that plaintiffs did not satisfy Article III’s injury requirements and that they did not fit the criteria for class certification.  The U.S. Chamber also filed briefs at the Rule 23(f) petition stage and at the panel stage.

October 16, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging California Supreme Court to accept the Ninth Circuit’s certification request and hold that its opinion in Dynamex does not apply retroactively.  Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed a brief supporting a petition for rehearing en banc in the Ninth Circuit.

October 16, 2019

Federal Circuit denies request for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc in case concerning eo nomine tariff codes

October 11, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in the California Supreme Court arguing that appellate courts should consider the clear and convincing evidence standard on appeal when determining whether substantial evidence supports a finding governed by that standard.

October 11, 2019

U.S. Chamber urges Tenth Circuit to hold that federal law preempts state-law claims challenging statements on a prescription drug’s label concerning the amount of the drug included in a vial.

October 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging First Circuit to clarify that district courts must provide a reasoned explanation for class-certification decisions in order to permit meaningful appellate review.