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.

Supreme Court holds plaintiffs cannot end-run CAFA by stipulating damages (U.S. Supreme Court)
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Victory
Fifth Circuit denies petition for mandamus; district court's "two-step" certification of FLSA collective action stands
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Status: Defeat
U.S. Chamber argues plaintiffs seeking to protect their economic interests should have opportunity to be heard
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Defeat
Maryland high court overturns $1.65 billion in damages for gas leak, rejects "fear of cancer" emotional distress claims
Court: Maryland Court of Appeals
Status: Victory
Court strikes down judicial expansion of the statute of limitations in securities cases
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Victory
Court holds plaintiffs not required to prove reliance and materiality at the class certification stage
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Defeat
U.S. Chamber urges federal appeals court to invalidate NLRB's "Ambush Election Rule" in light of unconstitutional recess appointments
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Status: Victory
Massachusetts Supreme Court rejects abestos plaintiff's effort to avoid normal tort causation requirements, rules plaintiff failed to prove causation (Massachusetts Appeals Court)
Court: Massachusetts Appeals Court
Status: Victory
Court allows class action antitrust claims to proceed in federal court because defendant was non-signatory to agreement (Eighth Circuit)
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Status: Defeat
U.S. Chamber argues that bilateral arbitration agreements are compatible with NLRA, and enforceable under the FAA (NLRB Region 20 Administrative Law Judge)
Court: National Labor Relations Board
Status: Defeat

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