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Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-416 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether an aiding and abetting claim against a domestic corporation brought under the Alien Tort Statute may overcome the extraterritoriality bar where the claim is based on allegations of general corporate activity in the United States and where the plaintiffs cannot trace the alleged harms, which occurred abroad at the hands of unidentified foreign actors, to that activity; and (2) whether the judiciary has the authority under the Alien Tort Statute to impose liability on domestic corporations.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 25 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 28, 2019)
Oct 23 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, John Doe I, et al. VIDED
Oct 25 2019Waiver of right of respondents John Doe I, et al. to respond filed.
Oct 28 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Coca-Cola Company filed. VIDED.
Oct 28 2019Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.
Oct 28 2019Brief amicus curiae of Chevron Corporation filed. VIDED.
Oct 28 2019Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. VIDED.
Oct 28 2019Brief amici curiae of The National Confectioners Association, the World Cocoa Foundation, and the European Cocoa Association filed. VIDED.
Oct 28 2019Brief amicus curiae of CATO INSTITUTE filed. (Distributed)
Oct 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 04 2019Response Requested. (Due December 4, 2019)
Nov 14 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 19 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 12, 2019.
Dec 12 2019Brief of respondents John Doe I, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 13 2019Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.
Dec 23 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Dec 23 2019Reply of petitioner Nestlé USA, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2020The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 26 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. VIDED.
Jun 04 2020Supplemental brief of petitioner Nestlé USA, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.
Jun 29 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2020.
Jul 02 2020Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-453 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jul 02 2020Because 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. 19-416. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-416. 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.”
 
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