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  • WLF asks the full Seventh Circuit to review, then affirm, the dismissal of a refusal-to-deal claim in a major antitrust lawsuit. (Viamedia v. Comcast)
  • WLF urges the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision that improperly dilutes Civil RICO’s proximate-cause element. (Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. v. Painters Fund)
  • WLF asks the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a Ninth Circuit decision that misconstrues the Federal Arbitration Act’s saving clause. (Tillage v. Comcast)
  • WLF submits a letter to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, along with two WLF publications, to encourage reform of the Federal Rules of Evidence. (In re Federal Rule of Evidence 702 Amendment)
  • WLF urges the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate decisions of the Montana and Minnesota Supreme Courts that subject a non-resident defendant to a suit unrelated to the defendant’s contacts with the forum state. (Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Ct.)
  • WLF asks the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify an earlier holding that prohibits Congress from conditioning the receipt of federal funds, or other public benefits, on the relinquishing of First Amendment rights. (USAID v. Alliance for Open Soc’y Int’l)


  • A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court vacates a Ninth Circuit decision that allowed a plaintiff to plead a discrimination claim merely by alleging that discrimination was “a factor” in the defendant’s decision-making rather than the but-for cause of the plaintiff’s injury. (Comcast Corp. v. NAAAOM)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court holds that Congress lacked authority to abrogate the States’ sovereign immunity from copyright infringement when it enacted the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990. (Allen v. Cooper).
  • The Seventh Circuit holds that Bristol Myers Squibb’s due-process limits on personal jurisdiction do not apply in nationwide class actions brought in federal court under a federal statute. (Mussat v. IQVIA, Inc.)
  • A divided panel of the D.C. Circuit denies, as premature, a defendant’s motion to dismiss claims by nonresident putative class members for lack of personal jurisdiction. (Whole Foods Mktg. Grp. v. Molock)
  • The Seventh Circuit reverses a trial court’s dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit by indirect purchasers and remands for further pleading. (Marion Healthcare, LLC v. Becton Dickinson & Co.)