U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

Whether Congress has the authority to confer Article III standing to sue when the plaintiff suffers no concrete harm and alleges as an injury only a bare, technical violation of a federal statute.

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

March 10, 2014

U.S. Chamber asks the Supreme Court to restore appropriate constitutional limitations on no-injury lawsuits

January 06, 2014

In its brief, the Chamber argued that the Supreme Court should grant the petition for a writ of certiorari and hold that a mere violation of a statutory right does not ipso facto establish an “injury in fact” sufficient to create Article III standing. Were it otherwise, Congress could essentially dictate access to the federal courts by removing the independent force of Article III’s case-or-controversy limitation. This problem could become particularly pronounced in the context of putative class actions, which often and increasingly seek potentially ruinous statutory damages for technical statutory violations that do not result in an actual injury in fact.

Roy T. Englert, Jr. and Ariel N. Lavinbuk, of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, LLP represented the U.S. Chamber as co-counsel to the National Chamber Litigation Center, Inc.

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