U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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Opinion issued

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.

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