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DIRECTV Group Holdings, LLC v. Michigan Department of Treasury

Petition for certiorari denied on May 22, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-736 Mich. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether the Multistate Tax Compact has the status of a contract that binds its signatory states; and (2) whether a state law that imposes retroactive tax liability for a period of almost seven years, in a manner that upsets settled expectations and reasonable reliance interests, violates the due process clause.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 5 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 5, 2017)
Dec 20 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner. VIDED
Dec 22 2016Brief amicus curiae of Tax Executives Institute, Inc. filed. VIDED.
Dec 23 2016Brief amicus curiae of Council on State Taxation filed. VIDED.
Jan 4 2017Waiver of right of respondent Michigan Department of Treasury to respond filed.
Jan 18 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Jan 23 2017Response Requested . (Due February 22, 2017)
Feb 1 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 13, 2017.
Mar 13 2017Brief of respondent Michigan Department of Treasury in opposition filed. VIDED.
Mar 28 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Mar 28 2017Reply of petitioners DIRECTV Group Holdings, LLC filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Apr 24 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.
May 8 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.
May 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 18, 2017.
May 22 2017Petition DENIED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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