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.

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
Tennessee Supreme Court rejects attempt to eliminate well-established "learned intermediary" defense
Tennessee Supreme Court
Victory
U.S. Chamber urges California high court to review decision that effectively adopts "any exposure" theory of liability for asbestos-related claims (California Supreme Court)
California Supreme Court
Other
Federal appeals court declines to hear appeal of NLRB decision allowing certification of "micro-unions" (Sixth Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Defeat
South Carolina's highest court rejects plaintiff lawyers' attempts to dramatically expand South Carolina negligence law (South Carolina Supreme Court)
South Carolina Supreme Court
Victory
Federal appeals court sides with Chamber; holds that Vermont's attempts to regulate nuclear power are preempted by the Atomic Energy Act (Second Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Victory
Federal appeals court holds Clean Air Act does not preempt state claims (Second Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Defeat