R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Graham

Petition for certiorari denied on January 8, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-415 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A 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, if the Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. jury's findings are deemed to establish that all cigarettes are inherently defective, claims based on those findings are pre-empted by the many federal statutes that manifest Congress's intent that cigarettes continue to be lawfully sold in the United States.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 18 2017Application (17A74) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 16, 2017 to September 15, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jul 26 2017Application (17A74) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 15, 2017.
Sep 15 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 19, 2017)
Sep 22 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 20, 2017.
Sep 26 2017Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. on 09/27/2017
Sep 26 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Theresa Graham on 09/27/2017
Oct 19 2017Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Oct 19 2017Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc filed.
Oct 19 2017Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. filed.
Nov 20 2017Brief of respondent Theresa Graham in opposition filed.
Dec 06 2017Reply of petitioners R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. filed.
Dec 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
Jan 08 2018Petition DENIED.
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