Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Knappe v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on October 15, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-34 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether a taxpayer demonstrates “reasonable cause” under 26 U.S.C. § 6651(a)(1) or “ordinary business care and prudence” under 26 C.F.R. § 301.6651-1(c)(1) when, in reliance on the advice of the taxpayer’s accountant or attorney, the taxpayer files a tax return after the actual due date but within the time the accountant or attorney erroneously advised the taxpayer was available.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 3 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 7, 2013)
Jul 31 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 6, 2013.
Sep 6 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Sep 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Oct 15 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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