Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-857 9th Cir. Oct 14, 2015
Tr.Aud.
Jan 20, 2016 6-3 Ginsburg OT 2015

Holding: 1) An unaccepted settlement offer or offer of judgment does not moot a plaintiff's case, so the district court retains jurisdiction to adjudicate the plaintiff’s complaint. 2) A federal contractor is not entitled to immunity from suit for its violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when it violated both federal law and the government's explicit instructions.

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 20, 2016. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Scalia and Alito joined. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 5 2014Application (14A598) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 18, 2014 to January 19, 2015, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Dec 8 2014Application (14A598) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until January 19, 2015.
Jan 16 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 19, 2015)
Feb 10 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 23, 2015.
Feb 19 2015Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, and Business Roundtable filed.
Mar 23 2015Brief of respondent Jose Gomez in opposition filed.
Apr 7 2015Reply of petitioner Campbell-Ewald Company filed.
Apr 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.
Apr 13 2015Supplemental brief of respondent Jose Gomez filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2015Response to supplemental brief of respondent from petitioner filed. (Distributed)
Apr 23 2015Rescheduled.
Apr 27 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.
May 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.
May 18 2015Petition GRANTED.
Jun 10 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the respondent.
Jun 23 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 16, 2015.
Jun 23 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 24, 2015.
Jun 30 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 16 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jul 16 2015Brief of petitioner Campbell-Ewald Company filed.
Jul 21 2015Brief amici curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar & PSC - The Voice of the Government Services Industry filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Consumer Data Industry Association filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of The National Black Chamber of Commerce filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Defense Industrial Association filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of KBR, Inc. filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and Business Roundtable filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Lawyers for Civil Justice filed.
Jul 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Trans Union LLC filed.
Jul 29 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
Aug 12 2015Record requested from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Aug 12 2015The record from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER. Part of the record received is SEALED.
Aug 12 2015The record from U.S.D.C. Central Dist. of CA. Western Div.- Los Angeles is electronic and located on PACER. Part of the record received is SEALED.
Aug 24 2015Brief of respondent Jose Gomez filed. (Distributed)
Aug 27 2015Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Aug 31 2015Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2015Brief amici curiae of Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 31 2015CIRCULATED
Aug 31 2015Brief amicus curiae of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2015Brief amici curiae of Public Justice, P.C. and AARP Foundation Litigation filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2015Brief amicus curiae of NECA-IBEW Welfare Trust Fund filed. (Distributed)
Aug 31 2015Brief amici curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 22 2015Reply of petitioner Campbell-Ewald Company filed. (Distributed)
Sep 28 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 14 2015Argued. For petitioner: Gregory G. Garre, Bethesda, Md. For respondent: Jonathan F. Mitchell, Stanford, Cal.; and Anthony A. Yang, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Jan 20 2016Judgment is affirmed and case remanded. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Roberts, C. J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia and Alito, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Feb 23 2016Judgment Issued
 
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