Issue: (1) Whether, in an action brought by foreign plaintiffs for alleged injuries occurring in a foreign country to foreign land and foreign citizens, the foreign plaintiffs can obtain a strong presumption in favor of a U.S. forum by adding a nominal U.S. plaintiff for the tactical purpose of defeating a forum non conveniens dismissal; and (2) whether a federal court may assume hypothetically that it has Article III jurisdiction for the purpose of denying a forum non conveniens dismissal and retaining a case in federal court.
Proceedings and Orders
Aug 16 2012
Application (12A168) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 29, 2012 to September 28, 2012, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 20 2012
Application (12A168) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 28, 2012.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the October 17 Conference. We do not expect any decisions on the merits but will report promptly on any orders. The Court's next Conference is scheduled for October 31. The November sitting begins November 3.