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AER Advisors Inc. v. Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-347 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: Whether the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 U.S.C. § 5318(g)(3)(A), confers (a) absolute immunity for any disclosure or (b) immunity only if the disclosure is an objectively “possible criminal violation,” is made in good faith, or is not fraudulent; and (2) whether in a diversity case, the transferee court, which is receiving jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) (i.e., only because of witness convenience), must apply the law of the transferor court (including federal law allowing for an immunity defense), or the law of its own court.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 03 2019Application (19A35) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 16, 2019 to September 13, 2019, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jul 08 2019Application (19A35) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until September 13, 2019.
Sep 13 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2019)
Oct 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 06 2019Response Requested. (Due December 6, 2019)
Nov 19 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 6, 2019 to January 6, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 20 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 6, 2020.
Jan 06 2020Brief of respondent Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC in opposition filed.
Jan 21 2020Reply of petitioners AER Advisors Inc., et al. filed.
Jan 22 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 24 2020Petition DENIED.