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Editor's Note :

On Monday we expect the court to issue additional orders from its September 26 conference at 9:30 a.m.

Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-181 2d Cir. Dec 2, 2015
Tr.Aud.
Mar 1, 2016 6-2 Kennedy OT 2015

Holding: As applied to Employee Retirement Income Security Act plans, ERISA pre-empts a Vermont law that requires certain entities, including health insurers, to report payments relating to health care claims and other information relating to health care services to a state agency for compilation in an all-inclusive health care database.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 1, 2016. Justice Thomas and Justice Breyer filed concurring opinions. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 13 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 15, 2014)
Sep 10 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 15, 2014.
Sep 15 2014Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed.
Oct 10 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 6, 2014.
Nov 6 2014Brief of respondent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in opposition filed.
Nov 21 2014Reply of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed. (Distributed)
Nov 25 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.
Dec 15 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 19 2015Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 1 2015Supplemental brief of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed. (Distributed)
Jun 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.
Jun 3 2015Supplemental brief of respondent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company filed. (Distributed)
Jun 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 29 2015Petition GRANTED.
Jul 9 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 10 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent.
Jul 16 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 28, 2015.
Jul 16 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 13, 2015.
Aug 28 2015Brief of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed.
Aug 28 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Sep 1 2015Brief amicus curiae of Professor Edward A. Zelinsky in support of neither party filed.
Sep 2 2015Brief amici curiae of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc., et al. in support of neither party filed.
Sep 3 2015Brief amici curiae of National Governors Association, et al. filed.
Sep 3 2015Brief amicus curiae of New Hampshire filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amici curiae of American Hospital Association and Association of American Medical Colleges filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amicus curiae of Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange D/B/A Access Health CT filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amici curiae of Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, et al. filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amici curiae of AARP, Families USA, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amici curiae of National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), et al. filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amici curiae of American Medical Association and Vermont Medical Society filed.
Sep 25 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Oct 9 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Oct 13 2015Brief of respondent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company filed.
Oct 19 2015Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.
Oct 20 2015Brief amici curiae of American Benefits Council, et al. filed.
Oct 20 2015Brief amicus curiae of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association filed.
Oct 20 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans filed.
Oct 20 2015Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed.
Oct 21 2015Record received from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit is electronic.
Oct 21 2015Record from the U.S.D.C. District of Vermont is electronic and located on PACER.
Oct 27 2015CIRCULATED
Nov 9 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 12 2015Reply of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed. (Distributed)
Dec 2 2015Argued. For petitioner: Bridget C. Asay, Vermont Solicitor General, Montpelier, Vt.; and John F. Bash, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C.
Mar 1 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Breyer, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., and Breyer, J., filed concurring opinions. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined.
Apr 4 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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