Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 5, 2009
|Dec 8, 2009||9-0||Sotomayor||OT 2009|
Holding: An order requiring the disclosure of information protected (arguably) by the attorney client privilege is not immediately appealable under the collateral order doctrine.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on December 8, 2009.
- A ruling on attorney-client privilege appeals (Anna Christensen)
- Argument Preview: Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter (Kristina Moore)
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Mohawk Industries, Inc.
- Brief for Respondent Norman Carpenter
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Mohawk Industries, Inc.
- Brief for the American Bar Association in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the United States of America in Support of Respondent
- Brief for Former Article III Judges and Law Professors in Support of Respondent
Links and Further Information
- National Law Journal: Allow Prompt Appeals (Apr. 13, 2009)
- National Law Journal: High Court Debates Value of Attorney-Client Privilege (Oct. 6, 2009)
- ABC News: Sotomayor Delivers First Court Opinion of New Term (Dec. 8, 2009)
- Associated Press: Sotomayor Delivers First Court Opinion of New Term (Dec. 8, 2009)
- MSNBC: Sotomayor Issues First SCOTUS Opinion (Dec. 8, 2009)
- New York Times: Sotomayor Draws Retort from a Fellow Justice (Dec. 8, 2009)
From the Blogosophere
- Law.com: Big Names Weigh In on Attorney-Client Privilege Issue (Jul. 29, 2009)
- Blog of Legal Times: Sotomayor Announces Her First Opinion on Busy Day at Supreme Court (Dec. 8, 2009)
- JURIST: Supreme Court Rules No Immediate Right to Appeal Disclosure Orders (Dec. 8, 2009)
- Concurring Opinions: Justice Sotomayor, Civil Procedure, and the "Tradition" of Unanimous Debut Opinions (Dec. 9, 2009)
- The Volokh Conspiracy: A Tradition Of Unanimity For Debut Supreme Court Opinions? (Dec. 10, 2009)