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Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-929 5th Cir. Oct 9, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Dec 3, 2013 9-0 Alito OT 2013

Holding: A forum-selection clause may be enforced by a motion to transfer under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), which provides that, “[f]or the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest of justice, a district court may transfer any civil action to any other district or division where it might have been brought or to any district or division to which all parties have consented.”

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on December 3, 2013.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 25 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 25, 2013)
Feb 25 2013Brief of respondent J-Crew Management, Inc. in opposition filed.
Feb 25 2013Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Feb 25 2013Brief amicus curiae of Texas Civil Justice League filed.
Mar 7 2013Reply of petitioner Atlantic Marine Construction Company, Inc. filed.
Mar 13 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 29, 2013.
Apr 1 2013Petition GRANTED.
Apr 22 2013The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 17, 2013.
Apr 22 2013The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 16, 2013.
May 16 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
May 21 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the resondent.
Jun 17 2013Brief of petitioner Atlantic Marine Construction Company, Inc. filed.
Jun 17 2013Joint appendix filed. ( Statement of costs received.)
Jun 24 2013Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Jun 24 2013Brief amici curiae of New England Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Jun 24 2013Brief amicus curiae of Professor Stephen E. Sachs in support of neither party filed.
Jul 22 2013CIRCULATED.
Jul 23 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
Aug 2 2013Record from U.S.C.A. fo 5th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Aug 2 2013Record from U.S.D.C. for Western District of Texas is electronic and located on PACER.
Aug 16 2013Brief of respondent J-Crew Management, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 23 2013Motion of Professor Stephen E. Sachs in support of neither party for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Subcontractors Association filed. (Distributed)
Aug 26 2013Petitioner's response in opposition to motion of Professor Stephen E. Sachs.
Aug 30 2013Respondents' opposition in response to motion of Professor Stephen E. Sach.
Sep 11 2013Respondents' amended opposition to motion of Professor Stephen E. Sachs
Sep 16 2013Reply of petitioner Atlantic Marine Construction Company, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 1 2013Motion of Professor Stephen E. Sachs for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument DENIED. The parties, however, should be prepared to address at oral argument the arguments raised in the brief of Professor Stephen E. Sachs as amicus curiae in support of neither party.
Oct 9 2013Argued. For petitioner: William S. Hastings, Dallas, Tex. For respondents: William R. Allensworth, Austin, Tex.
Dec 3 2013Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED Alito, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jan 6 2014JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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