Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court has released its calendar for the April sitting. The justices will hear oral argument in Trump v. Hawaii, the latest challenge to the travel ban, on April 25.

Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on December 9, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-290 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether a defendant may be held liable under the “willful blindness” standard where its actions were consistent with an understanding of relevant legal requirements that was not objectively unreasonable.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 19 2013Application (12A1230) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 3, 2013 to September 1, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jun 20 2013Application (12A1230) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 30, 2013.
Aug 30 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 4, 2013)
Sep 20 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 4, 2013.
Nov 4 2013Brief of respondents Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 19 2013Reply of petitioner Arthrex, Inc. filed.
Nov 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 6, 2013.
Dec 9 2013Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot