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.

U.S. Chamber asks California Court of Appeals to affirm class action decertification.
California Court of Appeals
Awaiting Decision
Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their appeal to the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Decided
U.S. Chamber asks federal District Court to vacate CFTC’s Cross-Border rule; argues the CFTC exceeded its limited extraterritorial jurisdiction and that the rule places U.S. companies at a disadvantage by increasing transaction costs
U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber argues state law that drastically restricts independent contracting is preempted by FAAAA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Awaiting Decision
Chamber urges Supreme Court to review California class arbitration case
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Chamber urges U.S. Supreme Court to examine the limits of state tort law
Supreme Court of the United States
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber asks Ninth Circuit to reconsider Alien Tort Statute ruling, which is inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court Kiobel decision
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Supreme Court rules in important jurisdiction case over whether federal courts have "general jurisdiction" over foreign companies with limited U.S. contracts
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges Washington Supreme Court to clarify Asbestos liability law
Washington Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Other