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.

Enforcement of Wal-Mart v. Dukes "Rigorous Analysis" Requirement for Class Certification
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Defeat
Reaffirming Individual Arbitration Agreements
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Other
Class Waivers in Employment Arbitration
National Labor Relations Board
Defeat
Free Speech Privileges in Labor Disputes
California Supreme Court
Defeat
NLRB requires employers to turn over confidential witness statements to labor unions (NLRB Board)
National Labor Relations Board
Defeat
Federal Preemption of Oklahoma Immigration Law
U.S. District Court - Western District of Oklahoma
Other
Extraterritorial Labeling Requirements and Criminal Penalties
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Victory
U.S. Chamber challenges EPA's reliance on controversial "co-benefits" accounting method to inflate the alleged benefits of the Utility MACT ("Blackout") Rule (D.C. Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Defeat
U.S. Chamber argues California's employers should not face differing wage-and-hour classification schemes (California Supreme Court)
California Supreme Court
Defeat
Appeals court rules that federal law displaces federal common law claims for damages for alleged climate change public nuisance (Ninth Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Victory