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Jammal v. American Family Insurance Company

Petition for certiorari denied on December 9, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-248 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a district court’s finding that a worker is an employee under the common-law test should be reviewed for clear error, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 7th, 9th and 10th Circuits hold; using a hybrid standard, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 8th Circuits hold; or de novo, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit held here; and (2) whether the same traditional inquiry governs under all the statutes that incorporate the common-law test for employee status, as several circuits hold, or whether courts may modify the test based on the purpose of each statute, as the 6th Circuit held here.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 06 2019Application (18A1287) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 23, 2019 to August 22, 2019, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jun 11 2019Application (18A1287) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until August 22, 2019.
Aug 22 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 25, 2019)
Aug 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 25, 2019 to October 25, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 04 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 25, 2019.
Oct 25 2019Brief of respondents American Family Insurance Company, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 13 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.
Nov 13 2019Reply of petitioners Walid Jammal, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 09 2019Petition DENIED.
Jan 02 2020Petition for Rehearing filed.
Jan 08 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Jan 27 2020Rehearing DENIED.
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