Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et al. v. Townsend

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-214 11th Cir. Mar 2, 2009
Tr.
Jun 25, 2009 5-4 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether a seaman may recover punitive damages for the willful failure to pay maintenance and cure.

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on June 25, 2009.

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