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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1406 9th Cir. Jan 10, 2017
Tr.Aud.
Apr 18, 2017 8-0 Kagan OT 2016

Holding: When a federal court exercises its inherent authority to sanction bad-faith conduct by ordering a litigant to pay the other side's legal fees, the award is limited to the fees the innocent party incurred solely because of the misconduct.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on April 18, 2017. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 16 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 20, 2016)
Jun 16 2016Waiver of right of respondents Graeme Hancock & Fennemore Craig, P. C. to respond filed.
Jun 20 2016Brief of respondents Leroy Haeger, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 30 2016Reply of petitioner The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company filed.
Jul 27 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Sep 29 2016Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 15-1491 is granted limited to Question 1 presented by the petition. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.
Nov 14 2016Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Nov 14 2016Brief of petitioner The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Manufacturers filed.
Dec 5 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Dec 7 2016Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Dec 12 2016CIRCULATED.
Dec 12 2016Record received from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic.
Dec 14 2016Brief of respondents Leroy Haeger, et al. filed. (Distributed).
Jan 3 2017Reply of petitioner The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company filed. (Distributed)
Jan 10 2017Argued. For petitioner: Pierre H. Bergeron, Washington, D. C. For respondents: John J. Egbert, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jan 17 2017Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the District of Arizona (Phoenix) (1 box).
Apr 18 2017Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Gorsuch, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
May 22 2017JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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