|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-1223||Mo. Ct. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to SCOTUSblog in various capacities, is counsel to the respondents in this case.
Issues: (1) Whether a court must assess if consolidating multiple plaintiffs for a single trial violates due process, or whether it can presume that jury instructions always cure both jury confusion and prejudice to the defendant; (2) whether a punitive-damages award violates due process when it far exceeds a substantial compensatory-damages award, and whether the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages for jointly and severally liable defendants is calculated by assuming that each defendant will pay the entire compensatory award; and (3) whether the “arise out of or relate to” requirement for specific personal jurisdiction can be met by merely showing a “link” in the chain of causation, as the Court of Appeals of Missouri held, or whether a heightened showing of relatedness is required, as the Ford Motor Company in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court has argued.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 02 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 5, 2021)|
|Mar 05 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Johnson & Johnson, et al.|
|Mar 08 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Gail L. Ingham, et al.|
|Mar 17 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 5, 2021 to May 5, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 18 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 5, 2021.|
|Apr 01 2021||Brief amicus curiae of The International Association of Defense Counsel filed.|
|Apr 01 2021||Brief amicus curiae of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel filed.|
|Apr 02 2021||Brief amicus curiae of The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.|
|Apr 05 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Atlantic Legal Foundation filed.|
|Apr 05 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.|
|Apr 05 2021||Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.|
|Apr 05 2021||Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, American Tort Reform Association, National Association of Manufacturers, Coalition for Litigation Justice, Inc., American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufac filed.|
|Apr 05 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Apr 05 2021||Brief amici curiae of Abubakar Atiq Durrani, M.D., et al. filed.|
|Apr 19 2021||Brief of respondents Gail L. Ingham, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Apr 19 2021||Brief amicus curiae of National Women's Health Network in support of respondents filed.|
|Apr 22 2021||Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from May 4, 2021 to May 11, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 23 2021||Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until May 11, 2021 granted.|
|May 11 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/27/2021.|
|May 11 2021||Reply of petitioners Johnson & Johnson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 01 2021||Petition DENIED. Justice Alito and Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
A surprising stat at this point in the term: Both Kagan and Breyer have been in the majority slightly more often than Alito.
Kavanaugh continues to have the highest rate (as he has for most of the term). Sotomayor has the lowest.
Still 15 cases left. So this could all change.
The first two pieces in our symposium on yesterday's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia are up. First, @JimOleske dissects the decision in light of the court's shadow-docket ruling in Tandon v. Newsom, which took a very different approach to free exercise.
Fulton quiets Tandon’s thunder: A free exercise puzzle - SCOTUSblog
This article is the first entry in a symposium on the court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. ...
Number of pages written by each justice in the five decisions handed down this week (majority opinions, concurrences, and dissents all included):
While today's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia is a win for a Catholic group seeking to participate in the city's foster program, it stops short of the broad endorsement of religious freedom the challengers had hoped for. Here's @AHoweBlogger's analysis:
Court holds that city’s refusal to make referrals to faith-based agency violates Constitution - SCOTUSblog
In a clash between religious freedom and public policies that protect LGBTQ people, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday...
Now do we say that Sonia Sotomayor and the other liberals supported child slavery by all voting for Nestle today? Of course not. And Nestle’s lawyers like @Neal_katyal obviously don’t either. The cheap attacks on the court and thoughtful lawyers did not age well. -tg
The claim @nealkatyal was defending slavery is flat wrong & libelous. Here is what he actually said, which is the reverse: child slavery is abhorrent, criminal, horrific. Remember in a pending case he can't comment, so read what he really said in full.
Tired from this morning's momentous opinions? Get ready to do it all again next week -- three times. The court just revealed that next Monday, Wednesday and Friday will all be opinion days.
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