|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-1175||10th Cir.||Nov 7, 2012||Feb 26, 2013||7-2||Thomas||OT 2012|
Holding: Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1), a prevailing defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suit may be awarded costs when the lawsuit was not brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment.
Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on February 26, 2013. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Kagan.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 23 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 27, 2012)|
|Apr 27 2012||Brief amicus curiae of National Consumer Law Center filed.|
|Apr 27 2012||Brief of respondent General Revenue Corporation in opposition filed.|
|May 3 2012||Reply of petitioner Olivea Marx filed.|
|May 8 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 24, 2012.|
|May 29 2012||Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.|
|May 30 2012||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and July 27, 2012.|
|May 30 2012||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 10, 2012.|
|Jul 23 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, November 7, 2012|
|Jul 27 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jul 27 2012||Brief of petitioner Olivea Marx filed.|
|Aug 1 2012||Record received from U.S.C.A. for 10th Circuit. (1 box)|
|Aug 3 2012||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Aug 3 2012||Brief amici curiae of AARP, et al. filed.|
|Aug 6 2012||Record from U.S.D.C. for District of Colorado is electronic.|
|Aug 24 2012||CIRCULATED.|
|Sep 5 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Sep 10 2012||Brief of respondent General Revenue Corporation filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 17 2012||Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 17 2012||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 9 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Oct 10 2012||Reply of petitioner Olivea Marx filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 7 2012||Argued. For Allison M. Zieve, Washington, D. C.; and Eric J. Feigin, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Lisa S. Blatt, Washington, D. C.|
|Feb 26 2013||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kagan, J., joined.|
|Apr 1 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Apr 17 2013||Record returned to U.S.C.A. for Tenth Circuit.|
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