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The Dutra Group v. Batterton

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-266 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2018

Issue: Whether punitive damages may be awarded to a Jones Act seaman in a personal-injury suit alleging a breach of the general maritime duty to provide a seaworthy vessel.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 07 2018Application (17A1354) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 30, 2018.
Jun 07 2018Application (17A1354) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 31, 2018 to August 30, 2018, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 30 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 1, 2018)
Sep 07 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, The Dutra Group.
Sep 21 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 25 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Christopher Batterton.
Sep 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 31, 2018.
Oct 01 2018Brief amicus curiae of Maritime Law Association of the United States filed.
Oct 01 2018Brief amici curiae of At-Sea Processors Association, et al. filed.
Oct 30 2018Brief of respondent Christopher Batterton in opposition filed.
Nov 13 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/30/2018.
Nov 13 2018Reply of petitioner The Dutra Group filed. (Distributed)
Dec 03 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.
Dec 07 2018Petition GRANTED.
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