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Hughes v. Northwestern University

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1401 7th Cir. Dec 6, 2021
TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether allegations that a defined-contribution retirement plan paid or charged its participants fees that substantially exceeded fees for alternative available investment products or services are sufficient to state a claim against plan fiduciaries for breach of the duty of prudence under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. § 1104(a)(1)(B).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 19 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 23, 2020)
Jul 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 23, 2020 to August 24, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 14 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 24, 2020.
Aug 24 2020Brief of respondents Northwestern University, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Sep 09 2020Reply of petitioners April Hughes, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 05 2020The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 25 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
Jun 08 2021Supplemental brief of respondents Northwestern University, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 10 2021Supplemental brief of petitioners April Hughes, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jul 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2021.
Jul 02 2021Petition GRANTED. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Jul 22 2021Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Jul 28 2021Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 3, 2021. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 21, 2021.
Aug 02 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, April Hughes, et al.
Sep 03 2021Brief of petitioners April Hughes, et al. filed.
Sep 03 2021Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Sep 08 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Northwestern University, et al.
Sep 09 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed.
Sep 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Investment Law Scholars filed.
Sep 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of Service Employees International Union filed.
Sep 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of Samuel Halpern filed.
Sep 10 2021Brief amici curiae of AARP, et al. filed.
Sep 20 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, December 6, 2021.
Sep 27 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit.
Sep 27 2021Record received from the U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer. Also received 1 Sealed document which is electronically filed.
Oct 01 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, for divided argument, and for enlargement of time for oral argument filed.
Oct 21 2021Brief of Northwestern University, et al. submitted.