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Divided D.C. Circuit panel holds that Whole Foods’ motion to dismiss claims of putative nationwide class members was premature because a class had not yet been certified

March 10, 2020

Click here to view the panel decision. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the Court of Appeals to hold that the personal-jurisdiction principles the Supreme Court announced in Bristol-Myers Squibb also apply to nationwide class actions filed in federal court, but the panel majority did not address this issue.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that a class action defendant must be subject to specific personal jurisdiction with respect to each class members’ claims

February 04, 2019

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief.

Nicole A. Saharsky, Andrew J. Pincus, Archis A. Parasharami, and Daniel E. Jones of Mayer Brown 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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