Becton, Dickinson and Company v. Retractable Technologies, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on April 20, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-850 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether, when a jury uses a general verdict form to award damages, and at least one but not all of the claims submitted to the jury is set aside on appeal, further proceedings to recalculate damages are required under the general verdict rule; and (2) whether, to benefit from the general verdict rule following a partial reversal on appeal, a litigant must object to the general verdict form and invoke the general verdict rule in advance of a partial reversal (as four courts of appeal have held), or whether these steps are unnecessary (as five courts of appeals have held).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 3 2014Application (14A584) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 18, 2014 to January 16, 2015, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Dec 4 2014Application (14A584) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 16, 2015.
Jan 16 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 19, 2015)
Jan 23 2015Waiver of right of respondents Retractable Technologies, Inc., et al. to respond filed.
Feb 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Feb 10 2015Response Requested . (Due March 12, 2015)
Mar 12 2015Brief of respondents Retractable Technologies, Inc., and Thomas Shaw in opposition filed.
Mar 27 2015Reply of petitioner Becton, Dickinson and Company filed.
Apr 1 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 17, 2015.
Apr 20 2015Petition DENIED.
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