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Bakoss v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London Issuing Certificate No. 0510135

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1429 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether, by electing not to define the term “arbitration,” Congress evinced an intent to respect relevant state-law definitions of “arbitration,” so long as applying them would not undermine the Federal Arbitration Act’s policy goals; and (2) whether, if it is proper to disregard relevant state-law definitions of “arbitration” in favor of one created by federal judges, that definition should exclude alternative dispute resolution that does not necessarily (a) resolve the plaintiff’s entire cause of action (b) through an adversarial process.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 12 2013Application (12A992) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 23, 2013 to June 7, 2013, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Apr 15 2013Application (12A992) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until June 7, 2013.
Jun 7 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 11, 2013)
Jul 2 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 12, 2013.
Jul 8 2013Brief amicus curiae of Florida Consumer Action Network filed.
Jul 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Jul 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of Texas Trial Lawyers Association filed.
Jul 11 2013Brief amici curiae of Scholars and Practitioners of Arbitration filed.
Jul 11 2013Brief amici curiae of Preemption and Federalism Law Professorsi filed.
Jul 11 2013Brief amicus curiae of Independence Institute filed.
Aug 12 2013Brief of respondent Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London Subscribing to Certificate No. 0510135 in opposition filed.
Aug 27 2013Reply of petitioner Imad John Bakoss filed.
Aug 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.