The Center Legal News

The Center News is a monthly publication that highlights significant cases affecting manufacturers. The NAM's Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action becomes involved in many of these cases to provide the judicial branch with an important perspective it might not otherwise hear. The NAM provides a voice for all manufacturers working to remain competitive amid the complexities of today's legal system.
  • The Center News: May 2017

    24 May 2017 | eNewsletter

    Beginning this month, the new MCLA Legal Advisory Council will be the one-stop shop for in-house counsel from NAM companies to engage with the legal center. 

  • The Center News: April 2017

    19 April 2017 | eNewsletter

    At a time when political rancor and divisiveness are at a high point, it is a good thing for American democracy to have a full complement of justices and a fully functioning Supreme Court.

  • The Center News: March 2017

    22 March 2017 | eNewsletter

    EPA Hears Manufacturers' Concerns and Delays Risk Management Programs Rule.

  • The Center News: February 2017

    17 February 2017 | eNewsletter

    Employers are in a wait-and-see pattern but should anticipate increased complexity surrounding employment-based visa programs.

  • The Center News: January 2017

    26 January 2017 | eNewsletter

    President Obama has relied on, and expanded, the power of the administrative state by making substantial use of both executive orders and presidential memoranda to achieve policy objectives.

  • The Center News: November 2016

    17 November 2016 | eNewsletter

    President Obama has relied on, and expanded, the power of the administrative state by making substantial use of both executive orders and presidential memoranda to achieve policy objectives.

  • The Center News: October 2016

    19 October 2016 | eNewsletter

    The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), the litigation arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), filed a lawsuit on July 8, 2016, challenging OSHA’s workplace injury and illness rule, as it believes the rule places unreasonable restrictions on employer programs to increase workplace safety.

  • The Center News: September 2016

    21 September 2016 | eNewsletter

    The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), the litigation arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), filed a lawsuit on July 8, 2016, challenging OSHA’s workplace injury and illness rule, as it believes the rule places unreasonable restrictions on employer programs to increase workplace safety.

  • The Center News: August 2016

    24 August 2016 | eNewsletter

    The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), the litigation arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), filed a lawsuit on July 8, 2016, challenging OSHA’s workplace injury and illness rule, as it believes the rule places unreasonable restrictions on employer programs to increase workplace safety.

  • The Center News: July 2016

    20 July 2016 | eNewsletter

    The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), the litigation arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), filed a lawsuit on July 8, 2016, challenging OSHA’s workplace injury and illness rule, as it believes the rule places unreasonable restrictions on employer programs to increase workplace safety.

  • The Center News: June 2016

    15 June 2016 | eNewsletter

    The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling two weeks ago in the Hawkes Co. case is an important victory that will allow manufacturers immediately to challenge agencies that improperly claim that one needs a permit.

  • The Center News: May 2016

    18 May 2016 | eNewsletter

    The tortured, roundabout, drawn-out process that led last fall to the final disapproval of TransCanada Corporation’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline project was equal parts astonishing and frustrating.

  • The Center News: April 2016

    20 April 2016 | eNewsletter

    Plaintiffs continue to push for expansion of jurisdiction despite decades of U.S. Supreme Court rulings to the contrary. Jurisdiction involves which courts have the power to make legal decisions in a case, and improper jurisdiction can be very costly for defendants.

  • The Center News: March 2016

    16 March 2016 | eNewsletter

    Plaintiffs continue to push for expansion of jurisdiction despite decades of U.S. Supreme Court rulings to the contrary. Jurisdiction involves which courts have the power to make legal decisions in a case, and improper jurisdiction can be very costly for defendants.

  • The Center News: February 2016

    17 February 2016 | eNewsletter

    For us, 2015 was a year of unprecedented litigation activity, as our efforts to represent the NAM and manufacturers in the courts found us weighing in across a broad spectrum of important issues.