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.

Second Circuit affirms district court holding dismissing surcharge claim as moot.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Decided
D.C. Circuit rejects auto manufacturer's challenge to $72 million EPA fine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Defeat
EPA, Sierra Club voluntarily dismiss litigation over GHG memorandum in light of industry victory in UARG, Chamber, et al. v. EPA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Victory
EPA, Sierra Club voluntarily dismiss litigation over GHG memorandum in light of industry victory in UARG, Chamber, et al. v. EPA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Victory
California Supreme Court declines to review lower court decision exposing insurance adjusters to personal liability when processing insurance claims
California Supreme Court
Defeat
Texas Supreme Court reaffirms traditional causation requirements for asbestos cases, expresses criticism of "any exposure" theory
Texas Supreme Court
Victory
D.C. Circuit reverses judgement against EPA in decision affecting the agency's use of guidance as rulemaking
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Defeat
Georgia Supreme Court de-certifies a ‘toxic tort’ class action
Georgia Supreme Court
Victory
New York Supreme Court (Appellate Division, First Department) denied Ernst & Young's motion to appeal to the NY Court of Appeals.
New York Supreme Court
Defeat
Fourth Circuit affirms $24 million judgement in a False Claims Act case
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Defeat