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US Foods, Inc. v. Catholic Healthcare West

Petition for certiorari denied on April 28, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-873 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether contract-expectation damages are a permissible remedy in a civil RICO action based on alleged fraud, and if so, whether such damages are available even where any expectation was created only by the alleged fraudulent conduct; (2) whether but-for causation in a civil RICO class action may be satisfied by a class-wide presumption of reliance on alleged fraudulent conduct in the absence of any individualized proof that any member of the class actually relied on that conduct; and (3) whether a nationwide class asserting state-law claims under multiple state laws may be certified under Rule 23(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the absence of any showing that the state laws at issue are uniformly interpreted and applied.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 21 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 24, 2014)
Feb 10 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 24, 2014.
Feb 24 2014Brief amici curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, and The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Mar 21 2014Brief of respondents Catholic Healthcare West, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 8 2014Reply of petitioner US Foods, Inc., fka US Foodservice, Inc. filed.
Apr 9 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2014.
Apr 28 2014Petition DENIED.
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