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Herrera v. Cleveland

Petition for certiorari denied on March 28, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-771 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c)(1)(C) categorically excludes relation back — when a plaintiff files an amended complaint changing the name of a defendant and that amendment relates back to the date of the original complaint — if the plaintiff initially used John Doe placeholders in the complaint due to inadequate knowledge regarding the defendants’ names.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 14 2021Application (21A102) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 4, 2021 to December 6, 2021, submitted to Justice Barrett.
Oct 26 2021Application (21A102) granted by Justice Barrett extending the time to file until November 19, 2021.
Nov 19 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 27, 2021)
Dec 08 2021Brief amici curiae of Former Jailhouse Lawyers filed.
Dec 20 2021Waiver of right of respondent Teresa Cleveland to respond filed.
Dec 27 2021Brief amici curiae of Civil Procedure Scholars filed.
Dec 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic filed.
Jan 12 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/18/2022.
Jan 20 2022Response Requested. (Due February 22, 2022)
Feb 22 2022Brief of respondent Teresa Cleveland, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 08 2022Reply of petitioner Justin Herrera filed. (Distributed)
Mar 09 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/25/2022.
Mar 28 2022Petition DENIED.