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March 27, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court holds that individuals who disseminate false or misleading statements to potential investors with the intent to defraud may be charged with violating subsections (a) and (c) of SEC Rule 10b-5.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief at the merits stage opposing this result.

March 27, 2019

Tenth Circuit affirms Great-West’s summary judgment win, holding that the company did not act as a “functional fiduciary” under ERISA

March 25, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to reject North Carolina’s attempt to tax out-of-state trust

March 22, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing Ninth Circuit should reverse district court’s decision denying government’s motion invoking the Granston memo to dismiss a relator’s qui tam action under the False Claims Act

 

March 21, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Seventh Circuit regarding the appropriate pleading standard for ERISA cases and the broad discretion to which ERISA fiduciaries are entitled

March 20, 2019

In a unanimous opinion, Supreme Court holds that enforcing a security interest without also seeking repayment of a debt generally does not qualify as “debt collection” within the FDCPA’s meaning.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of this outcome.

March 20, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Third Circuit’s broad “foreseeability” test but holds that an equipment manufacturer has a  duty to warn of injuries caused by another’s product, under federal maritime law, when “(i) its product requires incorporation of a part, (ii) the manufacturer knows or has reason to know that the integrated product is likely to be dangerous for its intended uses, and (iii) the manufacturer has no reason to believe that the product’s user will realize that danger.”  The Chamber filed amicus briefs in support of cert. and at the merits stage opposing liability for...

March 20, 2019

Blog post: So The Government No Longer Believes In Auer Deference?

March 20, 2019

In a per curiam opinion, Supreme Court vacates Ninth Circuit’s decision and sends case back to Ninth Circuit for reconsideration of Article III standing issues. The Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of this outcome.

March 18, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari and strike down California statute favoring pro-union speech for violating both the National Labor Relations Act and the First Amendment

March 18, 2019

Second Circuit panel affirms ruling in favor of investment advisor in Section 36(b) case challenging mutual-fund fees.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of this outcome.

March 18, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Tennessee Court of Appeals to reject state constitutional challenge to Tennessee’s statutory cap on noneconomic and punitive damages

March 18, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in campaign-finance case, arguing D.C. Circuit should reverse the decision of the district court that struck down the FEC’s long-standing interpretation of the disclosure requirements for independent expenditures under Section 434(c) of the Federal Election Campaign Act

March 18, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari and strike down California statute favoring pro-union speech for violating both the National Labor Relations Act and the First Amendment

March 14, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging en banc Ninth Circuit to rehear challenge to FTC’s authority to seek monetary relief

March 13, 2019

Georgia Court of Appeals refuses to review “death penalty” sanctions issued by trial court 

March 13, 2019

Unanimous panel of First Circuit holds that Lyft’s arbitration agreement is enforceable under Massachusetts law, rejecting arguments that the agreement was substantively unconscionable. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of this result.

March 11, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the California Supreme Court to affirm the Court of Appeal’s decision and hold that local California District Attorneys lack authority to bring statewide enforcement actions under California’s Unfair Competition Law

March 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Eighth Circuit to reverse class certification order in case concerning use of purported algorithm to establish classwide injury

March 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review Federal Circuit’s overly lenient standard for allowing the United States to walk away from financial obligations to private companies induced to participate in public programs with financial assurances

March 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in support of writ petition in Louisiana Supreme Court, urging review of appellate court’s decision authorizing parishes to require online platforms to collect tax on third-party transactions.

March 8, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging the Texas Supreme Court to overturn lower courts’ laxed standards for showing gross negligence and to reaffirm exemplary damages are only available under the Texas Workers Compensation Act when a plaintiff can show an employer acted intentionally or with gross negligence based on objective evidence of knowledge of a  likelihood of serious injury at the time the injury occurred.

March 6, 2019

U.S. Chamber and other trade associations file amicus brief urging Fourth Circuit to reverse lower court judgement allowing punitive damages for lawfully regulated activity

March 5, 2019

OSHA Review Commission affirms OSHA citation for a general duty clause violation in home-health case

March 4, 2019

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing, at the merits stage, that the U.S. Supreme Court should hold that exhaustion of administrative remedies is a jurisdictional prerequisite for Title VII suits

March 4, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging en banc Superior Court of Pennsylvania to reject consent-by-registration theory of general personal jurisdiction

March 1, 2019

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal holds Florida tax appraiser’s disputed methodology failed to comply with required professionally accepted practices.  The Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this result. 

February 28, 2019

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant review and overrule Ninth Circuit's use of subclasses to eviscerate Rule 23's predominance requirement

February 28, 2019

Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission reverses ALJ decision, holding the government to its significant burden of proof when alleging “general duty clause” violations

February 27, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant review and hold that Congress violated due process and the separation of powers by granting Amtrak regulatory authority over its competitors

February 27, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to reverse Ninth Circuit opinion applying California's wage-and-hour laws to offshore drilling operations subject to OCSLA

February 26, 2019

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief at the merits stage arguing there is no private right of action to enforce Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The Chamber previously urged the Supreme Court to grant cert. in this case.

February 26, 2019

D.C. Circuit affirms district court’s judgment in favor of AT&T in government’s lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner merger. The Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of this outcome, leading a coalition of business groups in support of AT&T.

February 25, 2019

Fourth Circuit denies petition for rehearing en banc from panel decision that rejected Forest Service’s authorization of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

February 25, 2019

Cert. petition denied