This WLF Litigation Division feature highlights WLF court filings, as well as decisions issued in response to WLF’s court and agency filings. In this edition, we list June 2022 filings and results.
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Nat’l Pork Producers Council v. Ross—WLF urges the Supreme Court to reject California’s attempt to impose upstream economic effects beyond its own borders.
Bert Co. v. Turk—WLF asks the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to cap punitive-damages awards consistent with due process.
In re Grand Jury—WLF urges the Supreme Court to resolve an important dispute about the scope of the attorney-client privilege.
Eli Lilly Co. v. Becerra—WLF asks the Seventh Circuit to reverse a federal trial-court ruling that seizes on a statute’s silence alongside its “overarching purpose” to grant a federal agency broad extra-statutory authority.
California Trucking Association v. Bonta—The Supreme Court denies review in an important preemption case affecting interstate trucking.
Coverall N. Am. v. Rivas—The Supreme Court grants review in an important arbitration case and remands for further consideration in light of its recent holding in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana. **victory**
Monsanto v. Pilliod—The Supreme Court declines to hear an important federal-preemption case.
Title Max v. Vague—The Supreme Court declines to review an important dormant Commerce Clause case.
Monsanto Co. v. Hardeman—The Supreme Court declines to review a Ninth Circuit decision that dilutes trial-court judges’ gatekeeping duty to exclude unreliable expert evidence.
Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana—The Supreme Court holds that a rule of California law that precludes the individualized arbitration of claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act is inconsistent with the FAA. **victory**
In re Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 702—The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approves amendments to Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. **victory**
Calcutt v. FDIC—The Sixth Circuit holds that the FDIC’s administrative structure, which includes two layers of for-cause removal protections, complies with Article II of the Constitution.
Southwest Airlines v. Saxon—The Supreme Court holds that an airline’s ramp-agent supervisor is subject to the FAA’s “transportation-worker exception.”
Boley v. Universal Health Services—The Third Circuit affirms an ERISA class-certification order that allows class members to challenge plans in which they never invested.