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 -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Abraham v. Alpha Chi Omega

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1341 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioner in this case, which is listed without regard to the likelihood that it will be granted.

Issue: Whether, when a court finds that a trademark plaintiff’s inexcusable delay in enforcing its rights and the resulting undue prejudice to the defendant amount to laches and acquiescence, the plaintiff is nonetheless entitled to permanent injunctive relief on the identical claim.

DateProceedings and Orders
May 8 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 10, 2013)
May 20 2013Waiver of right of respondents Alpha Chi Omega, et al. to respond filed.
Jun 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 10 2013Response Requested . (Due July 10, 2013)
Jul 3 2013Consent to the filing of amicus cuirae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 10 2013Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Law Professors.
Jul 10 2013Brief of respondents Alpha Chi Omega, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 17 2013Response of respondent to motion of Law Professors for leave to file brief amici curiae filed.
Jul 18 2013Reply of amici Law Porfessors to respondents' opposition to motion for leave to file brief filed.
Jul 24 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Jul 24 2013Reply of petitioner Thomas Kenneth Abraham, dba Paddle Tramps Manufacturing Company filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2013Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Law Professors GRANTED.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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