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.

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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