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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Block

Case dismissed, pursuant to Rule 46, on January 10, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-443 Fla. Dist. Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether, when there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, due process permits those facts to be conclusively presumed against that party in subsequent litigation; and (2) whether strict-liability and negligence claims based on the findings by the class-action jury in Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. are pre-empted by the many federal statutes that manifest Congress' intent that cigarettes continue to be lawfully sold in the United States.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 14 2017Application (17A66) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 26, 2017 to September 24, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jul 18 2017Application (17A66) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 24, 2017.
Sep 25 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 25, 2017)
Sep 26 2017Waiver of right of respondent Sharon Block to respond filed.
Oct 11 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.
Oct 16 2017Response Requested. (Due November 15, 2017)
Oct 25 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 15, 2017.
Nov 17 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 16, 2018.
Jan 10 2018Stipulation to dismiss the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 46 received.
Jan 10 2018Petition Dismissed - Rule 46.
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