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.

D.C. Circuit Reverses Unconstitutional Delegation of Authority to Amtrak
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Status: Victory
Supreme Court To Review Ninth Circuit’s Voluntary Dismissal Rule for Class Certifications
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Awaiting Decision
California Supreme Court Adopts “Sophisticated Intermediary Doctrine” Regarding Duty-to-Warn Liability of Asbestos Products
Court: California Supreme Court
Status: Decided
California Supreme Court Declines to Review Erroneous Punitive Damages Jury Instructions
Court: California Supreme Court
Status: Defeat
New York Court of Appeals Overturns Decision Expanding Corporate Liability of Parent Companies with International Subsidiaries
Court: New York Court of Appeals
Status: Victory
U.S. Chamber Urges Third Circuit to Reject NLRB’s D.R. Horton Rule Prohibiting Arbitration
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Status: Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber Urges Supreme Court To Reverse Anti-Arbitration Decision and Apply California’s Pro-Severability Principles to Contract at Issue
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Other
Eighth Circuit Addresses Obesity as an ADA Disability
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Status: Victory
U.S. Chamber Files Lawsuit Challenging EPA’s Unprecedented Attempt to Restructure Nation’s Electricity System (case consolidated with lead States of West Virginia, et al. v. EPA)
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Status: Awaiting Decision
U.S. Chamber Urges Texas Supreme Court to Resolve Uncertainty of Law Intended to Quickly Dispose of Meritless Speech-Related Litigation
Court: Texas Supreme Court
Status: Awaiting Decision

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