|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21-1272||Cal. Ct. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2021|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 24 2022||Application (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 2022||Application (21A369) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until March 17, 2022.|
|Mar 17 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2022)|
|Apr 13 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 20, 2022 to May 20, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 14 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 20, 2022.|
|Apr 19 2022||Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.|
|May 20 2022||Brief of respondents Alberta Pilliod, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 06 2022||Reply of petitioner Monsanto Company filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 07 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/23/2022.|
|Jun 21 2022||Supplemental brief of respondents Alberta Pilliod, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 22 2022||Supplemental brief of petitioner Monsanto Company filed.|
|Jun 27 2022||Petition DENIED.|
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