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Publishers Business Services, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on June 9, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1045 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Court’s analysis of equitable jurisdiction in Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co. v. Knudson applies to Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. § 53(b)) so that relief is limited to typical equitable remedies, or whether Section 13(b) allows district courts to award the FTC virtually unlimited legal relief including damages for alleged customer loss; and (2) whether a district court abuses its discretion under Section 13(b) by conforming monetary awards to the unique facts of the case and typical equitable remedies, such as a defendant’s unjust gain from alleged violations of the FTC Act.

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 27 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 2, 2014)
Mar 26 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 2, 2014.
May 2 2014Brief of respondent Federal Trade Commission in opposition filed.
May 19 2014Reply of petitioners Publishers Business Services, Inc., et al. filed.
May 20 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 5, 2014.
Jun 9 2014Petition DENIED.
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