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.

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
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