U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
March 28, 2023
The Northern District Court of Illinois dismissed the FTC claim against Walmart, ruling that Walmart’s processing of money transfers is not “substantial assistance” of violations of the Telemarketing Sales Rule where Walmart lacks knowledge that particular transfers are aiding fraudulent behavior. The court declined to dismiss a claim under Section 5 of the FTC Act. The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief urging dismissal of both claims.
U.S. Chamber seeks leave to file coalition amicus brief urging district court to conclude that the Federal Trade Commission cannot hold companies liable for the actions of third-party fraudsters
September 06, 2022
Click here to view the coalition amicus brief. Linda T. Coberly and Kevin B. Goldstein of Winston & Strawn LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.