Mayer Brown's Lauren Goldman Analyzes The Supreme Court's Business Decisions
in the October 2013 Term
Infographic Examines The 22 Business Cases Decided this Term
NEW YORK -- July 17, 2014
At first glance, tallying the wins and losses in this Term’s Supreme Court
decisions might leave the impression that this was a highly successful Term
for business interests, but a closer analysis paints a different picture.
According to Lauren Goldman, Supreme Court & Appellate partner at Mayer Brown,
corporations won most of the cases that were uncontroversial this Term: of the
11 business cases that were decided unanimously, nine came out in favor of
corporate interests. However, many of these decisions were narrow in scope and
are unlikely to have a significant impact on the business community going
In the more controversial and generally more significant business cases, the
Court was divided and the results were decidedly mixed. Of the 11 divided
decisions, only six favored business interests – and that tally included
Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, which was a business win only in the
narrowest and most technical sense.Ms. Goldman’s complete analysis can be
found in the accompanying infographic.
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