Scott v. Maryland State Department of Labor

Petition for certiorari denied on October 30, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1546 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m), a district court has discretion to extend the time for service of process even without a showing of good cause, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d, 3d, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and D.C. Circuits have held, and as the Supreme Court has interpreted, or whether the district court lacks such discretion, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has squarely held and as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has repeatedly suggested.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 23 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 24, 2017)
Jul 11 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 22, 2017.
Sep 22 2017Brief of respondents Maryland State Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 10 2017Reply of petitioner Adrian R.Scott filed.
Oct 11 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.
Oct 30 2017Petition DENIED.
 
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