Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 17 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Walker

Petition for certiorari denied on June 9, 2014

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1193 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether either full faith and credit principles or due process permits generic findings from the decertified Engle class action, a state-wide class action arising out of diseases and medical conditions allegedly caused by an addiction to cigarettes that contain nicotine—findings the Florida Supreme Court deemed “useless” for issue preclusion purposes—to be used to excuse thousands of plaintiffs in follow-on cases from proving essential elements of their claims.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 28 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 1, 2014)
Apr 1 2014Waiver of right of respondents Alvin Walker, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Albert Walker, et al. to respond filed.
Apr 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 4 2014Response Requested . (Due May 5, 2014)
Apr 24 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Apr 30 2014Brief of respondents Alvin Walker, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Albert Walker, et al. in opposition filed.
May 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. VIDED with 13-1187).
May 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of Philip Morris USA Inc. filed. VIDED.
May 5 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation. VIDED.
May 20 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 5, 2014.
May 20 2014Reply of petitioner R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company filed. (Distributed)
Jun 9 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation GRANTED.
Jun 9 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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