|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-364||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 16|
Issue: (1) Whether it is permissible to approve a “claims-made” settlement by calculating its value based on the value of payments to all potential claimants, rather than only payments to actual claimants, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e)(2); and (2) whether it is permissible to approve a settlement that intentionally provides a disproportionate allocation of its pecuniary benefit to class counsel, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e)(2).
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 19 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 21, 2016)|
|Oct 19 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute. filed.|
|Oct 19 2016||Waiver of right of respondent Global Fitness Holdings, LLC to respond filed.|
|Oct 19 2016||Brief amici curiae of The Attorneys General of Alabama, et al. filed.|
|Oct 19 2016||Waiver of right of respondents Robert Zik, James Heuaron and April Zik to respond filed.|
|Oct 21 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Professor Lester Brickman filed.|
|Oct 21 2016||Waiver of right of respondent Amber Gascho, et al. to respond filed.|
|Nov 7 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.|
|Nov 15 2016||Response Requested . (Due December 15, 2016)|
|Nov 29 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 17, 2017, for all respondents.|
|Jan 17 2017||Brief of respondent Global Fitness Holdings, LLC in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 17 2017||Brief of respondents Amber Gascho, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 31 2017||Reply of petitioner Joshua Blackman filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 1 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.|
|Feb 21 2017||Petition DENIED.|
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