Diacetyl Plaintiffs v. Aaroma Holdings, LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on November 3, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-71 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the Third Circuit erred in concluding, contrary to the decisions of this Court and the law in the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, that a trustee in bankruptcy can settle the tort claims of those injured by a company that filed for bankruptcy when the debtor company could neither bring the claim at the commencement of the bankruptcy nor was injured in any way by the underlying allegations; and (2) whether the Third Circuit erred in concluding, contrary to the law in the First, Ninth, and Federal Circuits, that a claim is general and belongs to the estate simply because other claimants could take advantage of a finding of successor liability, rather than finding it is specific and can go forward because it is unique to these plaintiffs.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 28 2014Application (13A1187) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 18, 2014 to July 18, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
May 30 2014Application (13A1187) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until July 18, 2014.
Jul 18 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 21, 2014)
Jul 23 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 22, 2014.
Aug 21 2014Brief amici curiae of American Association for Justice, et al. filed.
Sep 22 2014Brief of respondent Aaroma Holdings, LLC in opposition filed.
Oct 1 2014Reply of petitioners Diacetyl Plaintiffs filed.
Oct 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.
Nov 3 2014Petition DENIED.
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