This WLF Litigation Division feature highlights WLF court and agency filings, as well as decisions issued in response to WLF’s filings. In this edition, we list February 2021 filings and results.
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WLF NEW FILINGS
- WLF urges the Department of Labor not to delay implementation of its recently-promulgated independent-contractor rule. (In re Independent Contractor Status Under the FLSA)
- WLF joins a coalition of civil-justice reform groups in asking the Florida Supreme Court to adopt the federal summary judgment standard for Florida courts. (In re Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.510)
- WLF calls on the Second Circuit to grant interlocutory review of a decision that would make class certification a virtual certainty in securities cases. (Pearlstein v. Blackberry Ltd.)
- WLF joins a coalition of civil-justice reform groups in asking the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to limit the number and duration of depositions in civil litigation. (In re Mass. R Civ. P. 30 & 30A)
- WLF urges the Supreme Court to require that every class member satisfy Article III’s injury-in-fact requirement. (Trans Union LLC v. Ramirez)
- WLF asks Supreme Court to reverse certification in closely watched securities class action. (Goldman Sachs v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System)
- WLF urges the Fifth Circuit to reverse certification of a class that includes many members who suffered no loss or injury. (Spegele v. USAA Life Insurance Co.)
WLF CASES DECIDED
- The First Circuit upholds a preliminary injunction against a Maine law that infringes on the First Amendment rights of cable operators. (Comcast v. Mills)
- The Supreme Court denies review of a Ninth Circuit decision that misconstrued the Federal Arbitration Act’s transportation-worker exemption. (Amazon.com v. Rittmann)
- The Eastern District of Texas dismisses a suit seeking to invalidate federal regulatory actions unmoored from any statute or regulation. (Walmart v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)