U.S. Chamber of Commerce News

Massachusetts Court: Merck Can Be Sued Over Generic Drug Injury

Massachusetts’ top court on Friday opened the door for consumers to sue Merck & Co Inc and other makers of brand-name drugs over injuries blamed not on their own medications but on generic versions of their treatments made by other …

18 States, Business Groups Oppose Coal Ash Cleanup Order at Tennessee Utility

Eighteen states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, national coal industry interests and more than a dozen other groups are urging an appeals court to overturn a coal ash cleanup order at a federal utility’s Tennessee plant, contending the decision will …

Challenge to Seattle’s Ridesharing-Union Law Dismissed

A judge has dismissed one challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents Uber and Lyft, sued in March …

Chamber of Commerce Vows to Sue Over Retirement Advisor Rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Monday it is prepared to sue the federal government if it finds a proposed rule on financial advisers meant to protect retirees is unworkable. The rule would create a “fiduciary standard,” meaning that …

California Bill Would Enable Independent Contractors to Unionize

A longshot proposal introduced this week would make California the first state to allow rideshare drivers and all other independent contractors to unionize. The legislation comes one week after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sued Seattle over the nation’s first …

U.S. Chamber Files Suit against Seattle over Uber, Lyft Ordinance

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is suing the city of Seattle over an ordinance that allows drivers of ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft to unionize, saying it violates federal antitrust laws. Seattle last year became the first U.S. city to …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Urges China to Open Insurance, Securities Markets

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent …

Delaware Bans ‘Loser-Pays’ Fee-Shifting Bylaws in Corporate Class Actions

Delaware’s governor has signed into law a ban on companies adopting rules that could force investors who bring and lose certain lawsuits to pay the company’s legal costs, disappointing business groups. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce had embraced the use …

Climate Change Bottom-Line Talk Grows, S&P Director Says

Companies and governments worldwide are changing their behaviors and examining their risks in the face of climate change, a managing director for Standard & Poor’s said as he held up the insurance industry as a good example of how to …

U.S. Chamber, BUSINESSEUROPE Urge TTIP Agreement Adoption

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue recently met with BUSINESSEUROPE President Emma Marcegaglia and Director General Markus Beyrer, as well as leaders of business federations and companies from Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, …