U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Second Circuit rejects application of primary jurisdiction doctrine to COVID-19 policies and practices, vacates dismissal of plaintiffs’ state labor law claims, but affirms dismissal of public-nuisance claims
October 18, 2022
Click here to view the opinion.
U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief in Second Circuit, arguing that district court properly applied the doctrine of primary jurisdiction to dismiss plaintiffs’ workplace-safety and public-nuisance claims
February 23, 2021
Click here to view the amicus brief filed jointly by the U.S. Chamber and the Business Roundtable. The brief also argues that plaintiffs’ public-nuisance claim fails to satisfy the special-injury rule.
Elbert Lin and Trevor S. Cox of Hunton Andrew Kurth LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.
- District Court Decision -- Palmer v. Amazon.com, Inc. (E.D.N.Y.).pdf
- U.S. Chamber and BRT Amicus Brief -- Palmer v. Amazon.com, Inc. (Second Circuit).pdf
- Opinion -- Palmer v. Amazon.com, Inc. (Second Circuit).pdf