Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We are hosting an online symposium on Epic Systems v. Lewis, in which the court held 5-4 that arbitration clauses in employment contracts that require employees to forego class and collective actions are enforceable. Contributions are available at this link.

Pfizer Inc. v. Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos

Petition for certiorari denied on June 24, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-300 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the Second Circuit erred by failing to apply as written a federal statute, 11 U.S.C. § 524(g)(4)(A)(ii), governing asbestos-related claims in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, by construing the phrase “arises by reason of” as invoking only a legal standard rather than a factual inquiry, thereby limiting its scope in a manner that is contrary to its plain terms and that frustrates the congressional purposes of the statute.

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 4 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 11, 2012)
Oct 24 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.
Nov 6 2012Response Requested . (Due December 6, 2012)
Dec 6 2012Brief of respondent Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, PC in opposition filed.
Dec 18 2012Reply of petitioner Pfizer Inc. filed.
Dec 19 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.
Jan 14 2013The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 3 2013Supplemental brief of petitioner Pfizer Inc. filed. TBP
Jun 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 24 2013Petition DENIED.
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