U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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Fourth Circuit affirms remand of climate-tort action to state court, holding that none of the grounds for removal gives rise to federal removal jurisdiction

April 07, 2022

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U.S. Chamber files supplemental amicus brief arguing that federal common law claims regarding the effects of global climate change are removable to federal court even if the plaintiff fails to acknowledge the federal nature of its claims

August 13, 2021

Click here to view the supplemental amicus brief. William M. Jay and Andrew Kim of Goodwin Procter LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

The U.S. Chamber previously filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court at the cert. and merits stages, and in the Fourth Circuit during an earlier phase of the appeal.

Fourth Circuit affirms remand to state court in climate nuisance case, holding that the federal officer removal statute does not apply and that the district court lacked authority to review additional grounds for removal at this stage

March 06, 2020

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U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in public-nuisance case against energy companies urging Fourth Circuit to reverse district court’s remand order and accept federal jurisdiction

August 02, 2019

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief.

Peter D. Keisler, C. Frederick Beckner III, Ryan C. Morris, and Tobias S. Loss-Eaton of Sidley Austin LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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