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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Beech v. Hercules Drilling Company

Petition for certiorari denied on February 25, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-632 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the Fifth Circuit erred in restricting “course of employment” for purposes of liability under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30104, to only those acts that are subjectively intended to, and objectively do, further the employer’s business interests.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 13 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 20, 2012)
Dec 6 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 22, 2013.
Jan 22 2013Brief of respondent Hercules Drilling Company, L.L.C. in opposition filed.
Feb 5 2013Reply of petitioner Amanda Beech, individually and as Tutrix, Guardian of her minor child, Jax Delton Beech filed.
Feb 6 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.
Feb 25 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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