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.

Florida Supreme Court rejects trial bar efforts to invalidate agreements to arbitrate disputes on a bilateral basis
Court: Florida Supreme Court
Status: Victory
U.S. Chamber argues plaintiffs must prove causation rather than simply proving "any exposure" to asbestos (Ninth Circuit) (en banc)
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Status: Decided
Utah Court of Appeals holds joint and several liability reform law applies to asbestos case
Court: Utah Court of Appeals
Status: Victory
Delaware Supreme Court rejects attempt to relitigate claims even after final judgment entered (Delaware Supreme Court)
Court: Delaware Supreme Court
Status: Victory
Ninth Circuit holds chemically preserved wood utility poles are not subject to regulation under the CWA or RCRA
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Status: Victory
U.S. Chamber argues RICO should not apply to workers' compensation claims (U.S. Supreme Court)
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Defeat
Supreme Court grants petition for cert., vacates and remands a Sixth Circuit decision that allowed an Ohio consumer lawsuit to proceed as a class action
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Victory
Supreme Court grants petition for cert., vacates and remands a Seventh Circuit decision that allowed an Illinois overtime wages lawsuit to proceed as a class action
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Victory
U.S. Supreme Court rules Comcast class action improperly certified
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Status: Victory
Connecticut Supreme Court decision doesn't reach issue briefed by U.S. Chamber - instead directs trial court to determine if contract even existed
Court: Connecticut Supreme Court
Status: Other

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