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Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-368 Mont. Apr 27, 2020
TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether the “arise out of or relate to” requirement for a state court to exercise specific personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant under Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz is met when none of the defendant’s forum contacts caused the plaintiff’s claims, such that the plaintiff’s claims would be the same even if the defendant had no forum contacts.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 24 2019Application (19A103) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 19, 2019 to September 18, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jul 25 2019Application (19A103) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until September 18, 2019.
Sep 18 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 21, 2019)
Sep 26 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Ford Motor Company.
Oct 01 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 21, 2019 to November 20, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 04 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 20, 2019.
Oct 21 2019Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Oct 21 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers filed. VIDED.
Nov 20 2019Brief of respondent Charles Lucero, personal representative of the Estate of Markkaya Jean Gullett in opposition filed.
Dec 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Dec 04 2019Reply of petitioner Ford Motor Company filed.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 17 2020Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-369 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jan 17 2020Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-368. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-368. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”
Jan 27 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Ford Motor Company.VIDED.
Feb 21 2020SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 27, 2020. VIDED.
Feb 26 2020Record requested from the Supreme Court of Montana.
Feb 28 2020Joint appendix filed. VIDED.
Feb 28 2020Brief of petitioner Ford Motor Company filed. VIDED.
Mar 04 2020The record from the Supreme Court of Montana is available on the Montana Supreme Court's web site www.supremecourtdocket.mt.gov.
Mar 05 2020Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. VIDED.
Mar 06 2020Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.
Mar 06 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. VIDED.
Mar 06 2020Brief amici curiae of The Alliance for Automobile Innovation, et al. filed. VIDED.
Mar 06 2020Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. VIDED.
Mar 06 2020Brief amici curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) filed. VIDED.
Mar 06 2020Brief amicus curiae of Institute of International Bankers filed. VIDED.
Mar 06 2020Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice Of The Defense Bar filed. VIDED.
Mar 19 2020CIRCULATED
Mar 30 2020Brief of Charles Lucero, personal representative of the Estate of Markkaya Jean Gullett submitted.
Mar 30 2020Motion of United States for leave to participate in oral argument and for divided argument submitted.
 
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