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Mercury Casualty Company v. Jones

Petition for certiorari denied on February 20, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-537 Cal. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether the Fifth and 14th Amendments permit a state to fix the rates charged by a regulated entity at a level that precludes a fair rate of return on the regulated entity's capital.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 19 2017Application (17A82) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 8, 2017 to October 7, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jul 21 2017Application (17A82) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until October 9, 2017.
Oct 10 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 13, 2017)
Nov 07 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 12, 2018, for all respondents.
Nov 13 2017Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, California Chamber of Commerce, California Business Roundtable, Washington Legal Foundation, American Consumer Institute filed.
Jan 12 2018Brief of respondent Consumer Watchdog, Inc. in opposition filed.
Jan 12 2018Brief of respondent California Commissioner of Insurance in opposition filed.
Jan 26 2018Reply of petitioners Mercury Casualty Company, et al. filed.
Jan 31 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Feb 20 2018Petition DENIED.
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