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 Preemption of Tort Actions Based on Approved Promotion of Cigarettes
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
California Supreme Court upholds decision to publish opinion in case refusing to certify a class action consisting of members who suffered no injuries
California Supreme Court
Victory
Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Noneconomic Damages Cap
Missouri Supreme Court
Defeat
"Honest Services" Fraud Law
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Punitive Damages when Federal Safety Standards Are Followed
Supreme Court of the United States
Defeat
Punitive Damages and Compliance with Federal Standards
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory
Excessive Punitive Damages
California Supreme Court
Defeat
Frivolous Class Action
California Supreme Court
Other
Absence of Class Arbitration Provision in Arbitration Agreements
Supreme Court of the United States
Victory