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Moda Health Plan, Inc. v. United States

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1028 Fed. Cir. Dec 10, 2019
TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether Congress can evade its unambiguous statutory promise to pay health insurers for losses already incurred simply by enacting appropriations riders restricting the sources of funds available to satisfy the government’s obligation.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 04 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 8, 2019)
Feb 21 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Moda Health Plan, Inc., et al..
Feb 25 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 8, 2019 to April 8, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 27 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 8, 2019.
Mar 08 2019Brief amicus curiae of America's Health Insurance Plans filed.
Mar 08 2019Brief amici curiae of 18 States and the District of Columbia filed.
Mar 08 2019Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Insurance Commissioners filed.
Mar 08 2019Brief amici curiae of Highmark Inc., et al. filed.
Mar 08 2019Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Mar 08 2019Brief amici curiae of Economists, et al. filed. VIDED
Mar 08 2019Brief amicus curiae of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association filed. VIDED
Mar 08 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Association for Community Affiliated Plans filed.
Mar 08 2019Amicus brief of 18 States and the District of Columbia not accepted for filing. (Corrected version submitted)
Mar 29 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 8, 2019 to May 8, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 01 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 8, 2019.
May 08 2019Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed. VIDED.
May 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/13/2019.
May 28 2019Reply of petitioners Moda Health Plan, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 17 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.
Jun 24 2019Petition GRANTED. The petitions for writs of certiorari in No. 18-1023 and No. 18-1038 are granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jun 24 2019Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 18-1023. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 18-1023. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.” (July 17, 2019)
Sep 13 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. VIDED.
Oct 23 2019Record requested from the U.S.C.A. Federal Circuit.
Oct 25 2019CIRCULATED
 
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