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 December 2021 filings and results.

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Coates v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.—WLF asks the Florida Supreme Court to clarify the limits due process imposes on punitive damages awards.

National Federation of Independent Businesses v. OSHA—WLF asks the Supreme Court to stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard, which requires employers with more than 100 employees to force their employees to either get a COVID-19 vaccine or pay for weekly testing.

In re Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 702—WLF submits formal comments supporting proposed amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 702.

Alphabet Inc. v. Rhode Island—WLF urges the Supreme Court to clarify companies’ disclosure obligations under federal securities law.


Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.—The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania holds that Pennsylvania’s long-arm statute violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.

Walmart Inc. v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration—The Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of a declaratory-judgment action against the DEA for want of jurisdiction.

Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana—The Supreme Court agrees, yet again, to provide FAA guidance to the California courts.

Southwest Airlines v. Saxon—The Supreme Court agrees to clarify the scope of the “transportation worker” exemption under section 1 of the FAA.