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Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Douglas

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-191 Fla. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the Due Process Clause is violated by the Florida Supreme Court’s new rule of preclusion, which permits Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. class members to establish petitioners’ liability without being required to prove essential elements of their claims or establishing that those elements were actually decided in their favor in a prior proceeding.

DateProceedings and Orders
May 30 2013Application (12A1155) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 12, 2013 to August 11, 2013, submitted to Justice Thomas.
May 30 2013Application (12A1155) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until August 11, 2013.
Aug 9 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 11, 2013)
Aug 20 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Aug 28 2013Brief of respondent James L. Douglas, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Charlotte M. Douglas in opposition filed.
Sep 11 2013Reply of petitioners Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. filed.
Sep 11 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Sep 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed)
Sep 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers filed. (Distributed)
Sep 12 2013Supplemental brief of respondent James L. Douglas, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Charlotte M. Douglas filed. (Distributed)
Sep 13 2013Reply of petitioner R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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