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Nettles v. Midland Funding, LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on October 4, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1673 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issues: (1) Whether, under Spokeo, it is sufficient for standing simply to allege a violation of the procedural rights created by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as six circuits have held, or must a plaintiff also always allege an additional injury beyond such a violation, as five circuits (including the 7th in this case) have held; and (2) whether some additional injury is required for standing under the Act, whether it is sufficient to allege mental distress or lost time dealing with a violation of the Act, as the 4th, 11th, and D.C. Circuits have held, or whether something more than mental distress or lost time is required, as the 7th (in this case) and 9th Circuits have held.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 20 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 2, 2021)
Jun 29 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 2, 2021 to August 2, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 30 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 2, 2021.
Aug 02 2021Brief of respondents Midland Funding LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 18 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Aug 18 2021Reply of petitioner Ashley Nettles filed. (Distributed)
Oct 04 2021Petition DENIED. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.