Recent Activity

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April 1, 2022

U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to resolve circuit split over tax penalties for non-willful violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.

April 1, 2022

U.S. Chamber submits amicus brief urging district court to apply careful, context-sensitive scrutiny to allegations in amended ERISA complaint.

April 1, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing that the Tax Mandate violates the Constitution’s Spending Clause, and the Treasury Department should be permanently enjoined from enforcing it.  The Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief in the district court.

April 1, 2022

U.S. Chamber submits amicus brief urging district court to apply careful, context-sensitive scrutiny to allegations in ERISA complaint.

March 31, 2022

District court denies Defendants’ motion to dismiss in ERISA fiduciary-duty case. The U.S. Chamber filed a brief supporting dismissal. 

March 31, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court holds that federal courts may exercise jurisdiction over applications to confirm or vacate arbitral awards solely where jurisdiction is established on the facts present in the application and may not look through to the underlying controversy in arbitration to identify a federal question.  The U.S. Chamber filed a merits stage amicus brief urging the opposite result.

March 31, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant review and hold that every plaintiff in an Fair Labor Standards Act collective action must establish personal jurisdiction over the defendant.  Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief when this case was before the First Circuit.

March 30, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief supporting petition for rehearing en banc and arguing that the PREP Act is a complete preemption statute, protecting businesses on the front lines of responding to COVID-19.

March 29, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging district court to find unlawful New York City price caps on third-party delivery platforms.  The amicus brief highlights the harmful, counterproductive effects of government price controls.  

March 28, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging D.C. Circuit to confirm that the doctrine of laches forecloses claims by the States seeking to undo a merger and that the States’ refusal-to-deal claims should be dismissed on the pleadings.

March 28, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Sixth Circuit to review certification of 23(b)(2) injunctive class seeking an investigative study of health effects of PFAS chemicals and subsequent medical monitoring for nearly everyone in Ohio.

March 25, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging district court to apply careful, context-sensitive scrutiny to allegations in ERISA complaint.

March 25, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Seventh Circuit to apply careful, context-sensitive scrutiny to allegations in ERISA complaint.   The U.S. Chamber previously filed amicus briefs when this case was in the Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit.

March 24, 2022

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court holds that the state’s three-prong independent contractor test applies to the franchise relationship.  The U.S. Chamber filed a brief opposing this outcome.  

March 24, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief regarding the auto loan exception to the Military Lending Act’s definition of consumer credit.

March 23, 2022

District court grants in part and denies in part the City of San Francisco’s motion to dismiss lawsuit challenging its price caps on third-party platforms.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the suit.   

March 23, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that businesses have no duty of care to prevent criminal acts by third parties over whom they lack control.

March 22, 2022

Ninth Circuit concludes that class-action plaintiffs had standing to pursue a novel ERISA claim seeking reprocessing of benefits decisions but that their claim failed on the merits.  The U.S. Chamber filed a brief supporting this outcome.

March 22, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that federal common law claims regarding the effects of global climate change are removable to federal court even if the plaintiff fails to acknowledge the federal nature of its claims.  

March 21, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that district court had federal removal jurisdiction over litigation against energy companies for conduct connected to their actions under federal direction to maximize production of crude oil during World War II.

March 21, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus letter urging California Court of Appeal to issue a writ of mandate compelling unredacted pleadings be filed on the public docket in a case alleging egregious misconduct by a plaintiffs’ law firm.

March 21, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant certiorari and review two questions:  (1) whether a False Claims Act relator must plead particulars of an alleged false claim or only bare facts giving rise to a plausible inference of false claims; and (2) whether a request for payment that makes no specific representations about the goods or services provided can be false or fraudulent on a theory of implied false certification.

March 21, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Third Circuit to reaffirm that district courts must conduct rigorous ascertainability analysis before certifying class actions.

March 21, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Fourth Circuit to reverse class certification in light of TransUnion in the absence of proof that class members suffered a concrete financial injury, let alone a uniform, classwide injury.  The U.S. Chamber also filed an amicus brief at an earlier stage of this case.

March 18, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review D.C. Circuit decision upholding Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Overpayment Rule, which imposes massive new burdens on private companies that participate in the Medicare Advantage program. 

March 16, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Wisconsin Supreme Court to reject efforts by property tax assessors to incorporate the value of business efforts into the appraised value of commercial property.

March 15, 2022

Second Circuit (1) dismisses appeal from dismissal of complaint, with regard to claims against New York Attorney General, as moot; and (2) affirms dismissal of complaint, with regard to claims against Massachusetts Attorney General, on res judicata grounds.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief supporting reversal.

March 14, 2022

Federal district court denies motion to dismiss, both (1) concluding that complaint alleged plausible direct and reverse false claims under the False Claims Act (FCA) and (2) rejecting argument that the government’s allegation that a company received an overpayment does not impose an immediate duty to repay that is enforceable under the FCA.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome.

March 14, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging the court to exercise jurisdiction under Ex parte Young and to review state officials’ shutdown order for an interstate, cross-border petroleum pipeline.  The U.S. Chamber previously filed an amicus brief successfully opposing remand of a related case to state court.

March 14, 2022

California Court of Appeal consolidates writ petitions and orders respondent Superior Court to show cause why relief requested in petitions should not be granted.  The U.S. Chamber had filed coalition amicus letters urging the Court of Appeal to grant review because the trial court had departed from case law construing the California False Claims Act (FCA).  Under that case law, a private party may not pursue a state FCA lawsuit for an alleged violation of the state’s unclaimed property law unless the California State Controller provided the defendant with notice of the alleged violation...

March 14, 2022

Colorado Supreme Court unanimously holds that an employee of an insurance company who adjusts an insured’s claim in the course of employment may not for that reason be liable personally for statutory bad faith.  The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome.

March 11, 2022

New York Supreme Court Appellate Division holds that class action plaintiffs’ lawyers committed ethical violations but declines to require trial court to revoke their pro hac admissions for these violations.  The U.S. Chamber filed a brief opposing this outcome.

March 11, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Sixth Circuit to affirm the district court’s permanent injunction of the federal “Tax Mandate” that effectively precludes States from offering net tax relief to their citizens.  The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief in the district court and has supported similar challenges by other States.

March 11, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in Second Circuit arguing that Federal Arbitration Act requires enforcement of arbitration agreement in ERISA plan.

March 11, 2022

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. regarding the proper standard governing admissibility of expert evidence.