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 April 2022 filings and results.
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Monsanto v. Pilliod—WLF asks the Supreme Court to hear an important preemption case under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
Sackett v. EPA—WLF urges the Supreme Court not to defer to agencies on the jurisdictional scope of “waters of the United States.”
TitleMax v. Weissmann—WLF asks the Supreme Court to hear an important case about the dormant Commerce Clause.
Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller—The Supreme Court refuses to imply a remedy for emotional distress under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. **victory**
United States ex rel. Proctor v. Safeway—The Seventh Circuit reinforces its prior holding that the Supreme Court’s Safeco test for willfulness governs in False Claims Act cases. **victory**
Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.—The Supreme Court agrees to decide whether a State may subject a nonresident corporation to general jurisdiction in its courts for simply registering to do business in the State.
City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising—The Supreme Court upholds a municipal sign ordinance that prohibits advertising for off-premises goods and services.
ACA Connects v. Bonta—The Ninth Circuit denies rehearing en banc in an important preemption case affecting the internet.
Johnson & Johnson v. California—The California Court of Appeal upholds millions of dollars in civil penalties against a medical-device manufacturer for disseminating scientific speech.
Pulse Network, LLC v. Visa, Inc.—The Fifth Circuit revives a lawsuit by a competitor-plaintiff in an antitrust case that threatens to dilute the antitrust standing requirement.