Recent Case Activity

The U.S. Chamber Litigation Center files in cases of interest to the business community as a direct party, as an intervenor, and as an amicus curiae (friend of the court). The following are Litigation Center’s cases from 2007 to the present. Cases with recent developments (such as a new legal filing or an outcome in the case) are listed first.

Fourth Circuit affirms $24 million judgement in a False Claims Act case
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Defeat
The panel held that California's meal and break laws were not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Defeat
Chamber urges California Court of Appeals to reexamine punitive damages in asbestos cases
California Court of Appeals
Awaiting Decision
The Board overturned the panel's decision and determined that the FAA does not preclude FINRA's enforcement of its rules.
Other Venues
Defeat
Chamber urges Second Circuit to reverse district court's broad interpretation of the economic substance doctrine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Awaiting Decision
Chamber urges California Supreme Court to affirm Court of Appeal's holding regarding Brandt fees
California Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber asks U.S. Supreme Court to reject over-broad reading of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) "anti-shredding" provision
Supreme Court of the United States
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber asks California Supreme Court to review decision allowing plaintiff a second bite at the evidence apple with a new damages-only trial
California Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
Chamber asks California Supreme Court to review lower court's ruling which seeks to undermine policies under the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA")
California Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
Chamber urges the NLRB to adhere to current standard for determining joint-employer status
National Labor Relations Board
Awaiting Decision