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Bank Melli v. Bennett

Petition for certiorari denied on March 30, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-807 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act requires that the respondent, Michael Bennett, actually own the assets at issue, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held and as the United States has repeatedly urged, or whether the statute instead permits execution even absent ownership, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held below; and (2) whether TRIA permits plaintiffs to execute judgments against a foreign sovereign’s juridically separate instrumentalities, contrary to the presumption of separate status established by the Supreme Court’s precedents and the nation’s treaty obligations.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 26 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 27, 2020)
Jan 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 27, 2020 to February 26, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 14 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 26, 2020, for all respondents.
Feb 26 2020Brief of respondents Michael Bennett, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 10 2020Reply of petitioner Bank Melli filed.
Mar 11 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/27/2020.
Mar 30 2020Petition DENIED. Justice Breyer took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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