Nevada v. Reliant Energy, Inc.
Petition for certiorari denied on June 24, 2013
||Op. Below ||Argument
Issue: (1) Whether the decision of the Supreme Court of Nevada holding that the Nevada Attorney General’s action for damages under the Nevada state antitrust law is preempted as a matter of law by federal regulation of natural gas markets is in conflict with decisions of the Seventh and Ninth Circuits in Illinois ex rel Burris v. Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. and E. & J. Gallo Winery v. EnCana Corp.; and (2) whether it was error for the Nevada Supreme Court to base its “field preemption” conclusion on this Court’s decision in Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. v. State Oil & Gas Bd. Of Mississippi without regard to subsequent limitations of that decision in Puerto Rico Dept. of Consumer Affairs v. Isla Petroleum Corp. and subsequent changes in the relevant statutory and regulatory framework enacted by Congress and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders (key to color coding)|
|Dec 26 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 11, 2013)|
|Mar 11 2013||Waiver of right of respondents Reliant Energy, Inc., et al. to respond filed.|
|Mar 27 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.|
|Apr 1 2013||Response Requested . (Due May 1, 2013)|
|Apr 23 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 31, 2013.|
|May 21 2013||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 3, 2013.|
|Jun 3 2013||Brief of respondents Reliant Energy, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 4 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.|
|Jun 13 2013||Reply of petitioners Nevada, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 24 2013||Petition DENIED.|