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Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1382 10th Cir. Jan 19, 2016
Mar 7, 2016 8-0 Sotomayor OT 2015

Holding: For purposes of diversity jurisdiction, citizenship of an unincorporated entity depends on the citizenship of all of its members. Because, under Maryland law, a real estate investment trust is held and managed for the benefit of its shareholders, Americold’s members include its shareholders.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on March 7, 2016.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 15 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 22, 2015)
Jun 22 2015Waiver of right of respondent ConAgra Foods, Inc., et al. to respond filed.
Jul 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Jul 23 2015Response Requested . (Due August 24, 2015)
Aug 12 2015Brief of respondents ConAgra Foods, Inc., and Swift-Eckrich, Inc. in opposition filed.
Aug 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 1 2015Petition GRANTED.
Oct 16 2015Letter from counsel for the respondents advising Clerk of position on the merits.
Nov 13 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including November 23, 2015.
Nov 23 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Nov 23 2015Brief of petitioners Americold Logistics, LLC, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2015Joint motion to dismiss Americold Logistics, LLC as a dispensable party filed.
Nov 24 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, January 19,2016
Nov 30 2015Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Nov 30 2015Brief amicus curiae of Winston Wen-Young Wong filed.
Nov 30 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts filed.
Dec 4 2015Motion to dismiss Americold Logistics, LLC as a dispensable party GRANTED.
Dec 4 2015Record requested from U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit.
Dec 8 2015Record received from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit is located on PACER, with the exception of the pleadings enclosed in one box.
Dec 15 2015CIRCULATED.
Dec 23 2015Brief of respondents ConAgra Foods, Inc., and Swift-Eckrich, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2016Reply of petitioner Americold Realty Trust filed. (Distributed)
Jan 19 2016Argued. For petitioner: Michael D. Pospisil, Kansas City, Mo. For respondents: John M. Duggan, Overland Park, Kan.
Mar 7 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
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