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.

Supreme Court declines to review Fourth Circuit holding, therefore refusing to interpret the proper method of calculating civil penalties under the False Claims Act
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
Chamber urges Supreme Court to review Ninth Circuit decision which fundamentally changes Article III standing requirements
Supreme Court of the United States
Awaiting Decision
Chamber urges Supreme Court to grant review and reverse Second Circuit opinion that allows Internet services to be taxed under local telephone services excise tax
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Fair Housing Act disparate-impact case
Supreme Court of the United States
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Supreme Court to hear case on state income tax
Supreme Court of the United States
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Supreme Court to hear FRA Performance Standards case
Supreme Court of the United States
Awaiting Decision
First Circuit rules that state law that restricts independent contracting is preempted by FAAAA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Victory
Ninth Circuit declines review of local drug disposal ordinance
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Defeat
Washington Supreme Court clarifies Asbestos liability law
Washington Supreme Court
Victory
U.S. Chamber asks Fifth Circuit to affirm False Claims Act discovery rules
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Awaiting Decision