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.

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
EPA agrees to lift federal government exclusion of the company and all of its affiliates from any and all federal contracting
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
Victory
Tenth Circuit declines review of district order refusing to exercise CAFA jurisdiction
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Defeat
Chamber asks Supreme Court to review a Montana Supreme Court decision certifying a “punitive only” class action.
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
U.S. Chamber asks the Oklahoma Supreme Court to review a decision in a toxic tort case
Oklahoma Supreme Court
Defeat
Chamber asks Fifth Circuit to reverse lower court's order certifying RICO claims for class treatment
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Awaiting Decision
EPA Disapproval of Texas Pollution Control Permit Program
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Victory
U.S. Chamber and coalition of California chambers of commerce ask California Supreme Court to curb forum shopping abuses
California Court of Appeals
Defeat
U.S. Chamber asks federal district court to vacate HUD's Disparate-Impact Rule
U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
Awaiting Decision