U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Ninth Circuit affirms district court judgment that allowed tribal community to block rail shipments through common law claims, despite extensive statutory scheme governing rail shipment and disputes

March 04, 2020

Click here to view the opinion. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this result.

U.S. Chamber and coalition urge Ninth Circuit to reverse district court judgment permitting plaintiffs to bring common law suits to block rail shipments in contravention of Congress’s exclusive scheme of regulatory remedies for disputes over rail shipment

November 21, 2018

Click here to view the amicus brief filed jointly by the U.S. Chamber, American Chemistry Counsel, American Petroleum Institute, National Association of Manufacturers, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, and the National Mining Assocation.

Jeffrey M. Harris of Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC served as co-counsel for the amici.

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