Fedder v. Addus Healthcare, Inc.
||Op. Below ||Argument
Issue: (1) Whether Section 1927 of Title 28 of the United States Code, which provides that when an attorney “unreasonably and vexatiously” multiplies proceedings, he may be required “to satisfy personally the excess costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees reasonably incurred because of such conduct,” categorically prohibits courts from considering an attorney's ability to pay when exercising their discretion in determining the amount of sanctions to be imposed; and (2) whether Section 1927 permits courts to impose sanctions when the attorney’s conduct was neither reckless nor in subjective bad faith.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|Apr 2 2014||Application (13A996) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 17, 2014 to May 17, 2014, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Apr 2 2014||Application (13A996) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until May 17, 2014.|
|May 19 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 23, 2014)|
|Jun 23 2014||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Equal Rights Advocates, et al.|
|Jun 23 2014||Waiver of right of respondents Addus Healthcare, Inc., et al. to respond filed.|
|Jul 2 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Jul 8 2014||Response Requested . (Due August 7, 2014)|
|Aug 7 2014||Brief of respondents Addus Healthcare, Inc., Lorie Humphrey, and Kim Evans in opposition filed.|
|Aug 26 2014||Reply of petitioner Richard S. Fedder filed.|
|Aug 27 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|