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Monsanto Company v. Pilliod

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1272 Cal. Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act preempts a state-law failure-to-warn claim when the warning cannot be added to a product without the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval and the EPA has repeatedly concluded that the warning is not appropriate; and (2) whether a punitive-damages award that is a fourfold multiple of a substantial compensatory-damages award violates the 14th Amendment’s due process clause when the defendant, Monsanto Company, acted in accordance with the scientific and regulatory consensus regarding the safety of its product.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 24 2022Application (21A369) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 15, 2022 to March 17, 2022, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jan 26 2022Application (21A369) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until March 17, 2022.
Mar 17 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2022)
Apr 13 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 20, 2022 to May 20, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 14 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 20, 2022.
Apr 19 2022Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
May 20 2022Brief of Alberta Pilliod, et al. in opposition submitted.