Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. v. Bell

Petition for certiorari denied on October 5, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1267 Cal. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether “control” – concerning when federal law permits someone to be subject to preclusion for having exercised “control” over a lawsuit, even if they were not formally a party to it – is assessed based on the totality of the circumstances, as seven U.S. courts of appeals have held, or using a rigid two-part test, as four U.S. courts of appeals have held.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 02 2020Application (19A971) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Mar 04 2020Application (19A971) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until May 1, 2020.
May 01 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 4, 2020)
Jun 15 2020Waiver of right of respondents George Bell, et al. to respond filed.
Jun 17 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Oct 05 2020Petition DENIED.
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