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 Sixth Circuit to decide whether the Clean Air Act preempts common law tort claims
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Awaiting Decision
Supreme Court declines review of class certification case
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
Chamber urges Second Circuit to vacate warrant permitting U.S. law enforcement to seize electronic information stored outside of U.S. by non-U.S. individuals and companies
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Awaiting Decision
Federal district court vacates DOL's rule on H-2B visa program
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida
Victory
SCOTUS declines to review ERISA preemption case
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
Supreme Court rules unanimously that the time spent in a security screening before work is not compensable under FLSA
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Chamber asks South Carolina Supreme Court to clarify the state's Attorney General contingency-fee arrangement
South Carolina Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
Chamber asks Texas Supreme Court to rehear and address whether a plaintiff can proceed with a putative class action when their initial claim has become moot.
Texas Supreme Court
Awaiting Decision
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
Chamber urges New Hampshire Supreme Court to reverse $236 million judgment for alleged MTBE contamination of the state’s groundwater
New Hampshire
Awaiting Decision