Supreme Court Business Round-Up (July 2013)

July 1, 2013

Now that the Supreme Court has ended its 2012 Term, Gibson Dunn’s Supreme Court Business Round-Up provides a look at the Court’s business-related decisions from this past Term.  The 2012 Term was an important one for business at the Supreme Court.  The Court heard thirty-three business-related cases, and issued major decisions in a wide variety of areas–including class actions, arbitration, transnational torts, intellectual property, employment, and the Takings Clause.  Gibson Dunn was involved in some of this Term’s highest profile business cases, including Comcast Corp. v. Behrend and Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, and is already involved in some of the key business-related cases on the docket for the 2013 Term.  The Supreme Court Business Round-Up includes an overview of the major themes and topics from the Court’s recent business-related decisions, summaries of the Court’s business-related opinions from this past Term, a preview of some of the business cases that will be argued in the 2013 Term, and some interesting statistics on the Court’s 2012 business-related decisions. 

The Supreme Court Business Round-Up is an outgrowth of the Supreme Court Round-Up, which is spearheaded by former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson to keep clients apprised of the Court’s most recent actions. 

To view the Round-Up, click here.  

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Gibson Dunn’s lawyers are available to assist in addressing any questions you may have regarding developments at the Supreme Court.  Please feel free to contact the following lawyers, or any member of the Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group.

Theodore B. Olson – Washington, D.C. (202.955.8500, [email protected])
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