NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 forward.
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.