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M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1010 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether, when construing collective bargaining agreements in Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) cases, courts should presume that silence concerning the duration of retiree health-care benefits means the parties intended those benefits to vest (and therefore continue indefinitely), as the Sixth Circuit holds; or should require a clear statement that health-care benefits are intended to survive the termination of the collective bargaining agreement, as the Third Circuit holds; or should require at least some language in the agreement that can reasonably support an interpretation that health-care benefits should continue indefinitely, as the Second and Seventh Circuits hold.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 10 2014Application (13A753) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 20, 2014 to February 20, 2014, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jan 16 2014Application (13A753) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until February 20, 2014.
Feb 20 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 26, 2014)
Mar 26 2014Brief of respondents Hobert Freel Tackett, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 7 2014Reply of petitioners M&G Polymers USA, LLC, et al. filed.
Apr 9 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2014.
Apr 28 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 2, 2014.
May 5 2014Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
May 9 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 10, 2014.
Jun 20 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 8 2014Consent to the filing ofamicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Jul 10 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is further extended to and including July 17, 2014.
Jul 10 2014The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 15, 2014.
 
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