|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-382||D.C. Cir.||Apr 26, 2021||May 24, 2021||9-0||Thomas||OT 2020|
Holding: A settlement of environmental liabilities must resolve a specific liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to give rise to a contribution action under that act.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on May 24, 2021.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 16 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 26, 2020)|
|Oct 21 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 26, 2020 to November 25, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 23 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 25, 2020.|
|Nov 20 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 25, 2020 to December 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 23 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 9, 2020.|
|Dec 07 2020||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Dec 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Dec 23 2020||Reply of petitioner Government of Guam filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 08 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 22 2021||Brief of petitioner Government of Guam filed.|
|Feb 22 2021||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Mar 01 2021||Brief amicus curiae of ConservAmerica filed.|
|Mar 01 2021||Brief amici curiae of Territories of The Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, et al. filed.|
|Mar 12 2021||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 26, 2021.|
|Mar 15 2021||Record requested.|
|Mar 16 2021||The record received from the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts is electronic and located on Pacer.|
|Mar 16 2021||The record from the U.S.C.A. is electronic and located on Pacer. The oral argument transcript, has been electronically received and filed.|
|Mar 24 2021||Brief of respondent United States filed.|
|Mar 30 2021||CIRCULATED|
|Mar 31 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Atlantic Richfield Company filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 16 2021||Reply of petitioner Government of Guam filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 26 2021||Argued. For petitioner: Gregory G. Garre, Bethesda, Md. For respondent: Vivek Suri, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|May 24 2021||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jun 25 2021||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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