Marx v. General Revenue Corp.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1175 10th Cir. Nov 7, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Feb 26, 2013 7-2 Thomas OT 2012

Holding: Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1), a prevailing defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suit may be awarded costs when the lawsuit was not brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on February 26, 2013. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Kagan.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 23 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 27, 2012)
Apr 27 2012Brief amicus curiae of National Consumer Law Center filed.
Apr 27 2012Brief of respondent General Revenue Corporation in opposition filed.
May 3 2012Reply of petitioner Olivea Marx filed.
May 8 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 24, 2012.
May 29 2012Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
May 30 2012The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and July 27, 2012.
May 30 2012The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 10, 2012.
Jul 23 2012SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jul 27 2012Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jul 27 2012Brief of petitioner Olivea Marx filed.
Aug 1 2012Record received from U.S.C.A. for 10th Circuit. (1 box)
Aug 3 2012Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Aug 3 2012Brief amici curiae of AARP, et al. filed.
Aug 6 2012Record from U.S.D.C. for District of Colorado is electronic.
Aug 24 2012CIRCULATED.
Sep 5 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 10 2012Brief of respondent General Revenue Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Sep 17 2012Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed. (Distributed)
Sep 17 2012Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Oct 9 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 10 2012Reply of petitioner Olivea Marx filed. (Distributed)
Nov 7 2012Argued. For Allison M. Zieve, Washington, D. C.; and Eric J. Feigin, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Lisa S. Blatt, Washington, D. C.
Feb 26 2013Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kagan, J., joined.
Apr 1 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Apr 17 2013Record returned to U.S.C.A. for Tenth Circuit.
 
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