Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Braun

Petition for certiorari denied on April 4, 2016

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Issue: Whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state court from certifying a class action, and entering a monetary judgment in favor of the class, where the court permits the use of extrapolation to relieve individual class members of their burden of proof and forecloses the defendants from presenting individualized defenses to class members’ claims.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 13 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 16, 2015)
Mar 25 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Apr 8 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 27, 2015.
Apr 16 2015Brief amicus curiae of The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. VIDED.
Apr 16 2015Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed. VIDED.
Apr 16 2015Brief amicus curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. filed. VIDED.
Apr 16 2015Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. VIDED.
Apr 20 2015Brief of respondents Michelle Braun, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, et al. in opposition filed.
May 4 2015Reply of petitioners Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. filed.
May 5 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.
May 19 2015Rescheduled.
May 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 28, 2015.
Jun 1 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.
Mar 22 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 25, 2016.
Mar 23 2016Supplemental brief of petitioners Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 1, 2016.
Apr 4 2016Petition DENIED.

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