Analysis: U.S. SC's recent term mostly good for business

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 26, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent term was mostly good for business, according to an analysis released this week.

An annual analysis by Mayer Brown, an international law firm that specializes in commercial transactions and litigation, revealed that of the 25 business cases before the nation's high court during its 2012 term, businesses won in 16.

That's a 64 percent win rate.

Though it's not overwhelming, it's significant.

"This was plainly a good term for business interests," Mayer Brown partner Lauren Goldman told The National Law Journal.

However, Goldman, who prepared the report, noted it's difficult to generalize based on the figures.

"You can't discern any pro-business bias," she told the publication. "They decide each case on its own merits."

According to the Journal, businesses saw an 86 percent rate of victory during the previous court term, 48 percent in 2010 and 62 percent in 2009.

Click here for the full Mayer Brown analysis.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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