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Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-349 4th Cir. Apr 18, 2017
Tr.Aud.
Jun 12, 2017 9-0 Gorsuch OT 2016

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.

Holding: A company may collect debts that it purchased for its own account without triggering the statutory definition of a "debt collector" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on June 12, 2017.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 1 2016Application (16A12) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 18, 2016 to August 17, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 5 2016Application (16A12) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 17, 2016.
Aug 3 2016Application (16A12) to extend further the time from August 17, 2016 to September 16, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 4 2016Application (16A12) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 16, 2016.
Sep 16 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2016)
Sep 27 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 16, 2016, for all respondents.
Nov 16 2016Brief of respondent Santander Consumer USA Inc. in opposition filed.
Nov 30 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Nov 30 2016Reply of petitioners Ricky Henson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 13 2017Petition GRANTED.
Feb 2 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Feb 2 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the respondent.
Feb 17 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Feb 17 2017Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Feb 17 2017Brief of petitioners Ricky Henson, et al. filed.
Feb 22 2017Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.
Feb 22 2017Record received from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER.
Feb 24 2017Brief amici curiae of States of Oregon, et al. filed.
Feb 24 2017Brief amicus curiae of Public Counsel filed.
Feb 24 2017Brief amici curiae of Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, et al. filed.
Feb 24 2017Brief amici curiae of National Consumer Law Center, et al. filed.
Mar 20 2017Brief of respondent Santander Consumer USA Inc. filed.
Mar 22 2017CIRCULATED.
Mar 27 2017Brief amici curiae of The Clearing House Association L.L.C., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2017Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2017Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 3 2017Reply of petitioners Ricky Henson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 18 2017Argued. For petitioners: Kevin K. Russell, Bethesda, Md. For respondent: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C.
Jun 12 2017Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Gorsuch, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 14 2017JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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