|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-1375||8th Cir.||Mar 28, 2016||May 19, 2016||8-0||Kennedy||OT 2015|
Holding: A favorable ruling on the merits is not a necessary predicate to find that a defendant is a prevailing party for purposes of an award of attorney’s fees under Section 706 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on May 19, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 19 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 19, 2015)|
|Jun 10 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 20, 2015.|
|Jun 19 2015||Brief amici curiae of The Equal Employment Advisory Council, et al. filed.|
|Jul 10 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 19, 2015.|
|Aug 17 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 18, 2015.|
|Sep 16 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 19, 2015.|
|Oct 19 2015||Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in opposition filed.|
|Nov 3 2015||Reply of petitioner CRST Van Expedited, Inc. filed.|
|Nov 4 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.|
|Nov 30 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.|
|Dec 4 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jan 4 2016||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.|
|Jan 19 2016||Joint appendix filed. (Two Volumes) (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jan 19 2016||Brief of petitioner CRST Van Expedited, Inc. filed.|
|Jan 19 2016||Supplemental joint appendix volume filed.|
|Jan 25 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Americans for Forfeiture Reform filed.|
|Jan 25 2016||Brief amici curiae of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, LLC, et al. filed.|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amici curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council, et al. filed.|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.|
|Jan 29 2016||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 28, 2016|
|Feb 8 2016||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Feb 17 2016||Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. (2 Boxes)|
|Feb 18 2016||Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed.|
|Feb 23 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 10 2016||Reply of petitioner CRST Van Expedited, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 28 2016||Argued. For petitioner: Paul M. Smith, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Brian H. Fletcher, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|May 19 2016||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion.|
|Jun 20 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
|Jul 18 2016||Records from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit has been returned.|
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