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Pacific Gas and Electric Company v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on October 30, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-57 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether sales of energy through centralized market exchanges form direct contractual privity between buyers of that energy and the federal agencies selling it, such that the Court of Federal Claims has jurisdiction over a suit to recover overcharges from the federal agencies; and (2) whether petitioners were in privity with the federal power marketing agencies for those sales because the energy exchanges acted as the parties' agents in facilitating their transactions.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 20 2017Application (16A1019) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 7, 2017 to July 6, 2017, submitted to The Chief Justice.
May 02 2017Application (16A1019) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until July 6, 2017.
Jul 06 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2017)
Aug 02 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 11, 2017.
Aug 08 2017Brief of respondents California, et al. in support filed.
Sep 11 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Sep 26 2017Reply of petitioners Pacific Gas and Electric Company, et al. filed.
Sep 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/13/2017.
Oct 12 2017Joint motion to defer consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioners Pacific Gas & Electric Co., et al. and respondents United States, et al. (Distributed)
Oct 12 2017Rescheduled.
Oct 23 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.
Oct 30 2017Joint motion to defer consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Term Snapshot