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The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1450 W.D. Ark. Jan 7, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Mar 19, 2013 9-0 Breyer OT 2012

Holding: The stipulation in this case that the class would seek less than five million dollars in damages, which was intended to establish the amount of damages in controversy, does not defeat federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on March 19, 2013.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 30 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 2, 2012)
Jun 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of Center for Class Action Fairness filed.
Jul 2 2012Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Jul 2 2012Brief of respondent Greg Knowles in opposition filed.
Jul 16 2012Reply of petitioner The Standard Fire Insurance Company filed.
Jul 18 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.
Aug 31 2012Petition GRANTED.
Sep 26 2012The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 22, 2012.
Sep 26 2012The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 28, 2012.
Oct 19 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent
Oct 22 2012Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received)
Oct 22 2012Brief of petitioner The Standard Fire Insurance Company filed.
Oct 23 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Oct 26 2012Brief amici curiae of Professors E. Donald Elliott and John J. Watkins filed.
Oct 28 2012Brief amicus curiae of Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Manufacturers filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amici curiae of 21st Century Casualty Company, et al. filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of Defense Research Institute filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amici curiae of Manufactured Housing Institute, et al. filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of Partnership for America filed.
Oct 29 2012Brief amicus curiae of Center for Class Action Fairness filed.
Oct 31 2012SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 7, 2013.
Nov 16 2012CIRCULATED.
Nov 20 2012Record received from U.S.C.A. for Eight Circuit. (1 envelope)
Nov 20 2012Record from U.S.D.C. for Western District of Arkansas is electronic.
Nov 28 2012Brief of respondent Greg Knowles filed. (Distributed)
Dec 4 2012Brief amicus curiae of Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association filed. (Distributed)
Dec 5 2012Brief amici curiae of Arkansas, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 5 2012Brief amici curiae of Public Citizen, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 19 2012Reply of petitioner The Standard Fire Insurance Company filed. (Distributed)
Jan 7 2013Argued. For petitioner: Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Los Angeles, Cal. For respondent: David C. Frederick, Washington, D. C.
Mar 19 2013Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Apr 22 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jun 18 2013Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 8th Circuit.
 
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