In recent terms, the U.S. Supreme Court has increasingly focused on business issues that fundamentally affect how corporations operate and litigate. Some commentators have called the Roberts court “the most pro-business of any since the 1930s” and have declared this “the era of the corporation,” while others offer a more nuanced view. Either way, it's undisputed that not only is the Supreme Court deciding more business cases, its decisions are affecting corporations to a greater degree.
About half of the cases already accepted for hearing this term implicate momentous business issues – from potentially severe restrictions on most consumer and employee class actions, to the granting of personal privacy rights to corporations. It would not be hyperbole to say this term is shaping up to be one of the most important for the business community in recent memory. To help prepare you and your company, McGuireWoods' Appellate Practice Team invites you to join partners Trent Taylor and John Adams as they:
- Describe some of the cases this term that are important to the business community.
- Offer predictions on likely outcomes.
- Discuss the implications of the Supreme Court's possible rulings.
- Identify recent trends in the Supreme Court’s operation and rulings that may impact the business community.