Grayson v. AT&T Corp. (District of Columbia en banc)

The en banc D.C. Court of Appeals— the District of Columbia’s highest court— agreed to review a decision holding that recent amendments to D.C.’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act permit a plaintiff to sue businesses for allegedly unfair business practices even when the plaintiff was not personally injured by the challenged practice and did not rely on any alleged misrepresentations. On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we filed an amicus brief successfully arguing that the CPPA should not be read to confer standing on plaintiffs who have not suffered a personal injury and that a contrary ruling would transform the D.C. courts into a magnet for abusive and extortionate lawsuits.


Amicus Brief