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Family Dollar Stores, Inc. v. Scott

Petition for certiorari denied on June 30, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-899 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Fourth Circuit contravened Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes by holding that discretionary decisions by hundreds of supervisors can serve as the basis for a nationwide class action because "Wal-Mart is limited to the exercise of discretion by lower-level employees, as opposed to upper-level, top-management personnel"; and (2) whether a court of appeals may exercise "pendent appellate jurisdiction" to review an unappealable interlocutory ruling that requires the court to decide legal and factual issues distinct from the ruling over which it has jurisdiction and unrelated to the power of the district court to enter the appealable order.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 24 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 27, 2014)
Feb 26 2014Waiver of right of respondents Luanna Scott, et al. to respond filed.
Feb 27 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by the Retail Litigation Center, Inc.
Mar 12 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 28, 2014.
Mar 21 2014Response Requested . (Due April 21, 2014)
Apr 8 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 21, 2014.
May 19 2014Brief of respondent Luanna Scott, et al. in opposition filed.
May 30 2014Reply of petitioner Family Dollar Stores, Inc. filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by the Retail Litigation Center, Inc. GRANTED.
Jun 30 2014Petition DENIED.