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Apple, Inc. v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on March 7, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-565 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether vertical conduct by a disruptive market entrant, aimed at securing suppliers for a new retail platform, should be condemned as per se illegal under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, rather than analyzed under the rule of reason, because such vertical activity also had the alleged effect of facilitating horizontal collusion among the suppliers.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 16 2015Application (15A301) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 28, 2015 to October 28, 2015, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Sep 17 2015Application (15A301) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until October 28, 2015.
Oct 28 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 2, 2015)
Nov 10 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 4, 2016, for all respondents.
Nov 17 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for all respondents, except for the United States.
Dec 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of BSA I The Software Alliance filed.
Dec 2 2015Brief amici curiae of The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. filed.
Dec 2 2015Brief amici curiae of Economists filed.
Dec 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 2 2015Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Dec 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of Act I The App Association filed.
Dec 2 2015Brief amici curiae of International Center for Law & Economics, and Scholars of Law and Economics filed.
Dec 23 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jan 4 2016Brief of respondents Texas, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 15 2016Reply of petitioner Apple, Inc. filed.
Jan 20 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 24 2016Rescheduled.
Feb 29 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.
Mar 7 2016Petition DENIED.
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