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Dize v. Association of Maryland Pilots

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1268 Md. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether, when applying the Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis thirty-percent rule—that, ordinarily, a qualifying “seaman” under the Jones Act must spend thirty percent or more of his time in service of a vessel in navigation—a court may consider the time a maritime worker spends in the service of a vessel in navigation that is moored, dockside, or ashore, as the Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits have held, or whether a court must categorically exclude such time, as the Eleventh Circuit and the Maryland Court of Appeals have held.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 7 2014Application (13A818) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 19, 2014 to April 18, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Feb 11 2014Application (13A818) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until April 18, 2014.
Apr 18 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 21, 2014)
Apr 28 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 20, 2014.
May 9 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
May 21 2014Brief amici curiae of Inland Boatmen's Union, The Pile Drivers, Divers, Bridge, Wharf & Dock Builders Union, and The Sailors' Union of the Pacific filed.
May 21 2014Brief amicus curiae of Practicing Maritime Lawyers filed.
May 21 2014Brief amici curiae of Maritime Law Professors filed.
Jun 6 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 21, 2014.
Jul 21 2014Brief of respondent Association of Maryland Pilots in opposition filed.
Aug 6 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Aug 6 2014Reply of petitioner Jennifer Evans Dize, as Personal Representative of the Estate of William Smith Dize filed. (Distributed)
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
Oct 17 2014Petition for Rehearing filed.
Oct 29 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2014.
Nov 17 2014Rehearing DENIED.