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WLF urges the Second Circuit to affirm the dismissal of a “foreign-cubed” securities lawsuit. (Banco Safra v. Samarco Mineracao)

WLF  asks the First Circuit to declare that a federal statute blocks the State of Maine from forcing cable-television providers to offer channels, and even individual programs, à la carte. (Comcast v. Mills)

WLF files a formal comment urging the EPA to ensure an impartial and balanced scientific peer-review process. (In re Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos)


The Supreme Court holds that Congress may not insulate sole-director federal agency heads from at-will removal by the President. (Seila Law LLC v. CFPB)

The Supreme Court clarifies that Congress may condition a U.S charity’s receipt of federal funds by imposing limits on the speech of a foreign affiliate of that charity. (USAID v. Alliance for Open Society Int’l)

The Eighth Circuit upholds certification of a large, unwieldy class of life-insurance policyholders. (Vogt v. State Farm Life Insurance)

The Pennsylvania Superior Court, sitting en banc, affirms dismissal of a multi-state mass action for lack of personal jurisdiction. (Murray v. American LaFrance, LLC)

The Eleventh Circuit affirms in part the district court’s setting aside a $350 million verdict against a network of nursing homes under the False Claims Act. (U.S. ex rel. Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation, LLC)

The Supreme Court holds that disgorgement is a statutorily available remedy under the federal securities laws. (Liu v. SEC)

The D.C. Circuit affirms invalidation of an agency rule that would have allowed the HHS Secretary to require drug makers to convey the wholesale acquisition cost, or “list price,” of any prescription drug advertised in direct-to-consumer television ads. (Merck & Co. v. HHS)

The Supreme Court declines to review a Ninth Circuit decision that improperly dilutes Civil RICO’s proximate-case element. (Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. v. Painters Fund)

The Supreme Court declines to review a California Supreme Court ruling that flouts the Federal Arbitration Act. (OTO, LLC v. Kho)

The Supreme Court holds that plaintiffs lacks standing to sue under ERISA if their receipt of future pension benefits was never at risk. (Thole v. U.S. Bank, N.A.)

The New Jersey Supreme Court affirms a decision that unduly expands a manufacturer’s strict-liability duty to warn of asbestos dangers in third-party replacement parts.  (Whelan v. A.O. Smith Corp.)

The Supreme Court declines to review a Ninth Circuit decision that misconstrues the Federal Arbitration Act’s saving clause. (Tillage v. Comcast)

The Supreme Court unanimously holds that the appointment of Puerto Rico’s Fi­nancial Oversight and Management Board without the advice and consent of the Senate did not violate the Appointments Clause. (Financial Oversight & Management Bd. v. Aurelius Investment Inc.)