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Mezerhane v. Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela

Petition for certiorari denied on January 11, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-410 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Issue: Whether and under what circumstances expropriations that violate binding international human rights treaties and/or norms of customary international law constitute takings in violation of “international law” under 28 U.S.C. § 1605(a)(3) (Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act) and 22 U.S.C. § 2370(e)(2) (Second Hickenlooper Amendment).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 17 2015Application (15A79) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 5, 2015 to September 4, 2015, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jul 24 2015Application (15A79) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 4, 2015.
Aug 21 2015Application (15A79) to extend further the time from September 4, 2015 to October 2, 2015, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 27 2015Application (15A79) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until October 2, 2015.
Oct 2 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 2, 2015)
Oct 21 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 2, 2015, for all respondents.
Dec 1 2015Brief of respondent Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela in opposition filed.
Dec 2 2015Brief of respondents Fondo de Proteccion Social de Los Depositos Bancarios, and Superintendencia de Las Institutiones del Sector Bancario in opposition filed.
Dec 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Dec 22 2015Reply of petitioner Nelson J. Mezerhane filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2016Petition DENIED.
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