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 the Fourth Circuit to affirm FAAAA preempts state law requiring motor carriers to use employees rather than independent contractors
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber urges court to reject plan that would allow city to use eminent domain power to seize performing mortgage-backed loans (U.S. Dist. Court for the Northern Dist. of Cal.)
U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
Defeat
U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to reverse Third Circuit; argues the text of the Fair Housing Act does not authorize a private right of action for disparate impact claims (U.S. Supreme Court)
Supreme Court of the United States
Other
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Awaiting Decision
Montana Supreme Court strikes down "punitives only" class actions
Montana Supreme Court
Victory
California Supreme Court declines to review decision that superimposes wage-and-hour rules to piece-rate compensation system (Cal. Supreme Court)
California Supreme Court
Defeat
U.S. Chamber urges review of Montana Supreme Court arbitration decision that is irreconcilable with Supreme Court precedent (U.S. Supreme Court)
Supreme Court of the United States
Other
U.S. Chamber asks Texas Supreme Court to reject "any exposure" causation theory in asbestos cases
Texas Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
Chamber supports mandamus petition seeking review of a district court’s forum non conveniens issue
California Supreme Court
Defeat
Second Circuit orders dismissal of ATS lawsuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Victory