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.

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
U.S. Chamber defends merit-based compensation regime against Title VII claims (U.S. Supreme Court)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Victory
U.S. Chamber files brief objecting to plaintiffs' efforts to evade the federal court system for claims brought under California's Private Attorney General Act (Ninth Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Defeat
Federal appeals court upholds injunction barring enforcement of San Francisco cell phone ordinance, finds the ordinance violates the First Amendment (Ninth Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Victory
Court rejects use of R&D tax credit for supplies used in development of improved manufacturing processes (Second Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Defeat
U.S. Chamber argues that Congress did not intend Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions to reach overseas (Fifth Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Victory
Constitutionality of California's "Low Carbon Fuels Standard," Which Creates a Fragmented Interstate Market for Transportation Fuels
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Defeat