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Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, P.C. v. Mason

Petition for certiorari denied on June 22, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1092 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit correctly held – in conflict with the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Circuits – that a plaintiff seeking the remand of a class action, in which class membership is not limited to forum-state citizens, need not present any evidence that greater than two thirds of proposed class members are such citizens; and (2) whether the 6th Circuit correctly held – consistent with the 9th Circuit, but in conflict with the 5th, 10th and 11th Circuits – that a plaintiff seeking remand has adequately pled that a particular defendant's conduct forms a “significant basis” of the class's claims when it has made only undifferentiated and conclusory allegations regarding the conduct of multiple defendants.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 13 2017Application (16A701) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 14, 2017 to March 16, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jan 18 2017Application (16A701) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until March 16, 2017.
Mar 9 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 10, 2017)
Apr 6 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 10, 2017.
May 8 2017Brief of respondents Jennifer Mason, et al. in opposition filed.
May 22 2017Reply of petitioners Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, P.C., et al. filed.
May 23 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2017.
Jun 12 2017Petition DENIED.