U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

Whether a district court lacking Article III jurisdiction can create such jurisdiction by adding a new plaintiff via Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 17.

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

January 10, 2022

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant writ of certiorari and hold that an action filed by non-existent plaintiffs is a nullity that cannot be saved by joinder of a real party in interest at some future date

November 04, 2021

Click here to view the brief. Gregory G. Garre, Samir Deger-Sen, and James A. Tomberlin of Latham & Watkins LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

Case Documents