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St. Croix Renaissance Group, L.L.L.P. v. Abraham

Petition for certiorari denied on January 13, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-116 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Third Circuit is correct in its view that the “single event or occurrence exception” to “mass actions” under the Class Action Fairness Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(11)(B)(ii)(I), applies when the record merely “demonstrates circumstances that share some commonality and persist over a period of time” such as forty years of alleged releases by different owners, of different materials by different mechanisms – or the Ninth Circuit is correct in its view that it applies only in “cases involving a single event or occurrence, such as an environmental accident;" and (2) whether the Third Circuit incorrectly assigned the burden with regard to such an exception to the petitioner.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 23 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 26, 2013)
Jul 29 2013Waiver of right of respondents Eleanor Abraham, et al. to respond filed.
Aug 7 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Sep 23 2013Response Requested . (Due October 23, 2013)
Oct 17 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 22, 2013.
Nov 21 2013Brief of respondents Eleanor Abraham, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 26 2013Reply of petitioner St. Croix Renaissance Group, L.L.L.P. filed.
Dec 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.
Jan 13 2014Petition DENIED.
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