Recent Case Activity

The National Chamber Litigation Center (NCLC) 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 NCLC’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.

Chamber urges Supreme Court to review Third Circuit decision holding that state tort claims preempt the Clean Air Act
Supreme Court of the United States
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber argues that the Court should reverse the Ninth Circuit’s decision, which creates an end run around a well established preemption scheme in the airline sector.
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
U.S. Chamber advises National Labor Review Board to adhere to Spielberg/Olin standard for deferral
National Labor Relations Board
Awaiting Decision
Chamber asks Fifth circuit to grant BP’s petition for rehearing en banc
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber, Farm Bureau ask U.S. Supreme Court to review D.C. Circuit decision
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
U.S. Chamber asks Supreme Court to review Delaware decision requiring public arbitration proceedings.
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
Chamber urges D.C. Circuit Court to vacate a District Court order disregarding attorney-client privilege and work-product protection.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Awaiting Decision
Chamber urges California Supreme Court to follow Supreme Court precedence and apply the rule of reason to “reverse-payment” settlements
California Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
Chamber asks Kentucky Court of Appeals to review lower court’s erroneous interpretation of Clean Water Act.
State Courts
Awaiting Decision
Chamber asks Ninth Circuit to affirm District Court’s denial of class certification.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Awaiting Decision