Recent Activity

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September 1, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to decertify liability-only issues class action against private water utility because individualized injury questions predominate.

August 28, 2020

The parties settled this case, and the South Carolina Supreme Court granted their joint motion to dismiss.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the South Carolina Supreme Court to vacate a trial court’s order consolidating two asbestos cases for trial.

August 28, 2020

U.S. Chamber files reply brief in support of preliminary injunction in lawsuit against implementation of unprecedented restrictions on work visas.

August 28, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that courts should enforce agreement to delegate questions of arbitrability -- including the interpretation of carve-out clauses limiting the scope of arbitral issues -- to arbitrators.  The U.S. Chamber filed a merits stage brief the other time this case came before the Supreme Court.

August 26, 2020

California Supreme Court denies review of decision holding that pharmaceutical company may not preclude the government from disclosing sensitive drug pricing information in response to California Public Records Act request.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus letter urging the court to grant review, and also filed an amicus brief when this case was before the California Court of Appeal.

August 25, 2020

U.S. Chamber and eight other business associations, as movant-intervenors, move to dismiss challenges to Council on Environmental Quality’s revised NEPA regulations.

August 24, 2020

U.S. Chamber and sixteen other associations, as intervenors, move for summary judgment urging the District of South Carolina to reject environmental groups’ challenge to the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  

August 24, 2020

California Supreme Court denies review of decision holding that pharmaceutical company may not preclude the government from disclosing sensitive drug pricing information in response to California Public Records Act request.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus letter urging the court to grant review, and also filed an amicus brief when this case was before the California Court of Appeal.

August 21, 2020

U.S. Chamber and seven other associations move to intervene in the Western District of Virginia to help defend against challenges to the Council for Environmental Quality’s regulations to improve the NEPA review process.

August 21, 2020

U.S. Chamber files cert.-stage amicus brief, urging Supreme Court to review Texas law discriminating against public corporations in violation of the Commerce Clause.

August 21, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reverse trial court’s order allowing plaintiff’s vague and conclusory products liability claims to proceed to discovery.

August 21, 2020

Two-judge panel of D.C. Circuit affirms District Court decision striking down the FEC’s long-standing interpretation of the FEC's regulation regarding disclosure requirements for independent expenditures.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome

August 20, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Third Circuit to hold that government has unfettered discretion to dismiss a relator’s qui tam action under the False Claims Act.

August 20, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging California Court of Appeal to affirm holding that the Federal Aviation Administration Act preempts California’s A.B. 5 as applied to motor carriers.

August 20, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to enforce online arbitration agreement and apply the same consent standard used for paper contracts.

August 20, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging District Court to grant preliminary injunction blocking California net-neutrality law SB-822.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed a brief supporting the constitutional challenge.

August 20, 2020

California Court of Appeals grants conditional stay of preliminary injunction pending appeal.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus letter supporting this result.

August 19, 2020

Ninth Circuit refuses to compel arbitration, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act's exemption for transportation workers “engaged in interstate commerce” covers drivers that complete the final leg of an interstate delivery but do not cross state lines.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

August 18, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief urging South Carolina Supreme Court to vacate trial court’s order consolidating two asbestos cases for trial, even though plaintiffs shared nothing in common other than their use of defendant’s product: they had different levels of asbestos exposure, suffered different diseases, and asserted different legal claims.  

August 18, 2020

New Jersey Supreme Court holds that employee entered enforceable arbitration agreement, satisfying requirements of state law.  The court therefore did not need to address the issue briefed by the U.S. Chamber in its amicus brief, which was whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the heightened consent requirement for arbitration agreements applied by the lower court.

August 18, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus letter brief in support of petitions for stay of preliminary injunction pending appeal, arguing that otherwise requiring businesses to radically restructure operations in California during appeal would irreparably harm those businesses, as well as workers and consumers in California. The U.S. Chamber previously led a coalition amicus brief in the superior court in opposition to the preliminary injunction sought by the California Attorney General.

August 18, 2020

U.S. Chamber files brief urging Ninth Circuit to grant review and decertify class action alleging employee misclassification because individualized issues predominate.

August 17, 2020

Seventh Circuit reverses district court order denying government’s motion to dismiss qui tam suit.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome.

August 17, 2020

U.S. Chamber and co-plaintiffs file response brief defending preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of California’s anti-arbitration A.B. 51.

August 17, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to review Second Circuit’s decision allowing former plan participants to combine parts of two distinct remedial ERISA provisions in order to create a new remedy that is not permitted by any ERISA.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed two coalition amicus briefs in this case in the Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

August 14, 2020

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

August 14, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting transfer to Missouri Supreme Court to review decision affirming personal jurisdiction over some non-residents’ claims against non-resident defendant & imposing $2.24 billion judgment in talc litigation.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed two amicus brief in this case in the Missouri Court of Appeals.

August 14, 2020

U.S. Chamber and business associations file intervenors’ reply brief in defense of the “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

August 13, 2020

California Court of Appeal holds that trial court improperly foreclosed strict liability for an online marketplace that facilitated third-party sales.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

August 13, 2020

Northern District of California rejects business and industry groups’ efforts to intervene to help defend the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (replacement definition of WOTUS), holding the groups’ interests are adequately represented by the government, but inviting them to participate as amici.  The U.S. Chamber was among the entities moving to intervene.

August 12, 2020

Ninth Circuit rejects calls for rehearing en banc in climate public-nuisance case.  The U.S. Chamber filed amicus briefs on the merits and supporting rehearing en banc.

August 12, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging First Circuit to hold that government has unfettered discretion to dismiss a relator’s qui tam action under the False Claims Act.

August 10, 2020

Fifth Circuit rejects appeal from order remanding complaint to state court, holding that removal was untimely.  The U.S Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

August 10, 2020

Trial court grants California Attorney General’s request for preliminary injunction forcing Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this result.

August 10, 2020

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to grant en banc review of panel decision that failed to recognize the Clean Air Act grants the EPA exclusive regulatory and enforcement authority over model-wide emissions controls.  Previously, the Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief on the merits.