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.

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
California Supreme Court muddies common law defense in medical malpractice joint tortfeaser case
California Supreme Court
Defeat
Federal appeals court rules that FDA's "graphic warnings" violate the First Amendment (D.C. Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Victory
EEOC must pay attorneys fees after pursuing frivolous litigation of meritless claims (Tenth Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Victory
Federal appeals court overrules EPA’s attempt to "disapprove" and take over Texas's 16-year-old air quality permitting program (Fifth Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Victory
Overtime Pay Sales Exemption for Pharmaceutical Representatives
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Victory
Overtime Pay Sales Exemption for Pharmaceutical Representatives
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Victory
Chamber Joins Coalition to Challenge EPA's "Utility MACT" Rule
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Awaiting Decision
Deference to a Plan Administrator's Reasonable Construction of Ambiguous Pension Plan Provisions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Defeat
Moench Presumption in ERISA Stock-Drop Litigation
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Other