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October 6, 2014

SCOTUS Docket Includes Two Cases In Which U.S. Chamber Filed Briefs

As the U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench this week, BusinessWeek’s Paul Barrett highlights important business cases before the Court, including two in which the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center has filed amicus briefs:

  • Yates v. United States: In what Barrett labels “a strong nominee for Weirdest Facts of the 2014-15 term,” this case involves a commercial fisherman who was “criminally prosecuted under a federal anti–document shredding law for tossing undersize grouper back into the drink.” This case was highlighted on FacesofLawsutiAbuse.org here. Arguments in this case are scheduled for November 5. You can view the Chamber’s brief here
  • Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: When shareholders in a securities-fraud lawsuit allege that a corporate defendant has made a misleading statement, is it enough for the plaintiffs to show that the statement turned out to be objectively “untrue”? As Barrett points out, the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center “has urged the justices to require that plaintiffs show the speaker’s actual opinion was different from the one expressed.” Arguments in this case are scheduled for November 5. You can view the Chamber’s brief here

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