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Dickenson v. Johnson

Petition for certiorari denied on April 17, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-517 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issues: (1) Whether district courts may be required to use the inherently subjective and effectively unreviewable factors to determine common-fund fee awards set out in Johnson v. Georgia Highway Express, Inc. despite the court’s rejection of the that approach in Perdue v. Kenny; (2) whether district courts may be required to calculate common-fund attorney’s fees only as a percentage of the fund, or may instead award fees based on the attorney’s lodestar; and (3) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit may mandate that district courts adopt a 25% “benchmark” for percent-of-fund attorney’s fee awards.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 21 2022Application (22A343) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 22, 2022 to December 21, 2022, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Oct 26 2022Application (22A343) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until December 1, 2022.
Dec 01 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 4, 2023)
Dec 09 2022Waiver of right of respondent Charles Johnson to respond filed.
Jan 11 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/17/2023.
Jan 18 2023Response Requested. (Due February 17, 2023)
Feb 13 2023Brief of respondent Charles Johnson in opposition filed.
Mar 01 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/17/2023.
Mar 03 2023Reply of petitioner Jenna Dickenson filed. (Distributed)
Mar 13 2023Rescheduled.
Mar 29 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/14/2023.
Apr 03 2023Supplemental brief of petitioner Jenna Dickenson filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2023Petition DENIED.