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Hillmann v. City of Chicago

Petition for certiorari denied on May 15, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-903 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether a court of appeals has jurisdiction to reach back and decide whether a case should have been tried after there has been a full trial on the merits, if the question presented involves a pure legal conclusion, as four circuits have clearly held, or whether all defenses raised in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50 motions must be evaluated in light of the character and quality of the trial evidence, as other circuits have held; and (2) whether a court of appeals' review of denial of judgment as a matter of law after a full trial on the merits can ignore direct and circumstantial evidence, as well as the reasonable inferences drawn from the evidence, that supported the jury's verdict.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 13 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 21, 2017)
Jan 25 2017Waiver of right of respondent City of Chicago, Illinois to respond filed.
Feb 8 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 16 2017Response Requested . (Due March 20, 2017)
Mar 16 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 3, 2017.
Apr 3 2017Brief of respondent City of Chicago, Illinois in opposition filed.
Apr 14 2017Reply of petitioner Robert P. Hillmann filed.
Apr 19 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.
May 15 2017Petition DENIED.
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