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Blatt, Hasenmiller, Leibsker & Moore, LLC v. Oliva

Petition for certiorari denied on March 19, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-736 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether good faith reliance on controlling circuit precedent, prior to any retroactive change in that law, is an unintentional “bona fide error” and a procedure “reasonably adapted to avoid error” within the meaning of the “bona fide error” defense in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692k(c); and (2) whether the due process clause prohibits punishment for conduct that was lawful when committed, but later prohibited by a retroactive change of law.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 22 2017Application (17A339) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 22, 2017 to November 21, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 26 2017Application (17A339) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 21, 2017.
Nov 15 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 18, 2017)
Dec 15 2017Brief amicus curiae of Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC filed.
Dec 18 2017Brief amici curiae of NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association, et al. filed.
Jan 03 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2018.
Jan 08 2018Response Requested. (Due February 7, 2018)
Feb 07 2018Brief of respondent Ronald Oliva in opposition filed.
Feb 21 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.
Feb 22 2018Reply of petitioner Blatt, Hasenmiller, Leibsker & Moore, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2018Petition DENIED.
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