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.

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
D.C. Circuit invalidates NLRB recess appointments as unconstitutional; Chamber provides memo to members on ruling
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Status: Victory
Federal Maritime Jurisdiction Over Floating Casinos
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Decided
U.S. Chamber argues NLRB decision imposes burdens on employers that ignores workplace realities and will be impossible to administer in practice
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Status: Victory
Virginia Supreme Court rejects asbestos lawsuit, establishes reasonable requirements for plaintiffs to prove causation
Court: Virginia Supreme Court
Status: Victory
U.S. Chamber argues boilerplate exculpatory language cannot immunize the government for misrepresentations it makes (Federal Circuit)
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Status: Defeat
Third Circuit invalidates Delaware Court of Chancery's confidential arbitration program
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Status: Defeat
Unconscionability of Classwide Arbitrations and Right to Opt Out
Court: California Supreme Court
Status: Defeat
U.S. Supreme Court rules that federal rail laws preempt state asbestos tort lawsuits
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Victory

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