|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-1406||9th Cir.||Jan 10, 2017||Apr 18, 2017||8-0||Kagan||OT 2016|
Holding: When a federal court exercises its inherent authority to sanction bad-faith conduct by ordering a litigant to pay the other side's legal fees, the award is limited to the fees the innocent party incurred solely because of the misconduct.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on April 18, 2017. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 16 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 20, 2016)|
|Jun 16 2016||Waiver of right of respondents Graeme Hancock & Fennemore Craig, P. C. to respond filed.|
|Jun 20 2016||Brief of respondents Leroy Haeger, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 30 2016||Reply of petitioner The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company filed.|
|Jul 27 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.|
|Sep 29 2016||Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 15-1491 is granted limited to Question 1 presented by the petition. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.|
|Nov 14 2016||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Nov 14 2016||Brief of petitioner The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company filed.|
|Nov 21 2016||Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.|
|Nov 21 2016||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Manufacturers filed.|
|Dec 05 2016||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.|
|Dec 07 2016||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.|
|Dec 12 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 12 2016||Record received from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic.|
|Dec 14 2016||Brief of respondents Leroy Haeger, et al. filed. (Distributed).|
|Jan 03 2017||Reply of petitioner The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 10 2017||Argued. For petitioner: Pierre H. Bergeron, Washington, D. C. For respondents: John J. Egbert, Phoenix, Ariz.|
|Jan 17 2017||Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the District of Arizona (Phoenix) (1 box).|
|Apr 18 2017||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Gorsuch, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.|
|May 22 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Aug 11 2017||Record from the U.S.D.C. District of Arizona-Phoenix has been returned.|
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