|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-349||4th Cir.||Apr 18, 2017||Jun 12, 2017||9-0||Gorsuch||OT 2016|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Holding: A company may collect debts that it purchased for its own account without triggering the statutory definition of a "debt collector" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on June 12, 2017.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 1 2016||Application (16A12) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 18, 2016 to August 17, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Jul 5 2016||Application (16A12) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 17, 2016.|
|Aug 3 2016||Application (16A12) to extend further the time from August 17, 2016 to September 16, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Aug 4 2016||Application (16A12) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 16, 2016.|
|Sep 16 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2016)|
|Sep 27 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 16, 2016, for all respondents.|
|Nov 16 2016||Brief of respondent Santander Consumer USA Inc. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 30 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.|
|Nov 30 2016||Reply of petitioners Ricky Henson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 9 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.|
|Jan 13 2017||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 2 2017||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Feb 2 2017||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the respondent.|
|Feb 17 2017||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, April 18, 2017.|
|Feb 17 2017||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Feb 17 2017||Brief of petitioners Ricky Henson, et al. filed.|
|Feb 22 2017||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.|
|Feb 22 2017||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER.|
|Feb 24 2017||Brief amici curiae of States of Oregon, et al. filed.|
|Feb 24 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Public Counsel filed.|
|Feb 24 2017||Brief amici curiae of Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, et al. filed.|
|Feb 24 2017||Brief amici curiae of National Consumer Law Center, et al. filed.|
|Mar 20 2017||Brief of respondent Santander Consumer USA Inc. filed.|
|Mar 22 2017||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 27 2017||Brief amici curiae of The Clearing House Association L.L.C., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 27 2017||Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 27 2017||Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 3 2017||Reply of petitioners Ricky Henson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 18 2017||Argued. For petitioners: Kevin K. Russell, Bethesda, Md. For respondent: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 12 2017||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Gorsuch, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jul 14 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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