|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-1241||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: (1) Whether the political question doctrine bars state-law tort claims against a battlefield support contractor operating in an active war zone when adjudication of those claims would necessarily require examining sensitive military judgments; (2) whether the Federal Tort Claim Act's “combatant-activities exception,” 28 U.S.C. § 2680(j), preempts state-law tort claims against a battlefield support contractor that arise out of the U.S. military's combatant activities in a theater of combat; and (3) whether the doctrine of derivative sovereign immunity bars state-law tort claims against a private contractor performing delegated public functions where the government would be immune from suit if it performed the same functions. CVSG: 12/16/2014.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 11 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 15, 2014)|
|Apr 14 2014||Brief amici curiae of Associated General Contractors of America, et al. filed.|
|May 15 2014||Brief of respondents Alan Metzgar, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 27 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.|
|May 27 2014||Reply of petitioners KBR, Incorporated, et al filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 16 2014||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Dec 16 2014||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Dec 30 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 16, 2015.|
|Dec 30 2014||Supplemental brief of petitioners KBR, Incorporated, et al filed. VIDED. (Distributed)|
|Jan 20 2015||Petition DENIED.|
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