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Kitchin v. Bridgeton Landfill, LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on February 22, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-683 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Class Action Fairness Act’s “local controversy” exception under which a federal district court must decline jurisdiction over a class action can be satisfied when the local and non-local defendants engaged in the same alleged conduct (as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 9th, and 10th Circuits hold), or whether the alleged conduct of the local defendant must be different from that of the non-local defendants (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits hold).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 04 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 9, 2021)
Nov 24 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 9, 2021 to January 10, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 29 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 10, 2022.
Jan 10 2022Brief of respondents Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 24 2022Reply of petitioners John C. Kitchin, Jr., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 26 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/18/2022.
Feb 22 2022Petition DENIED.