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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
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Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Sumner

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1367 Va. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether the Federal Employers Liability Act permits liability when a plaintiff cannot meet the common-law standard of proof for but-for causation.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 26 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 30, 2019)
May 17 2019Waiver of right of respondent Mark A. Summer to respond filed.
Jun 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.
Jun 05 2019Response Requested. (Due July 5, 2019)
Jun 26 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 5, 2019 to August 5, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 28 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 5, 2019.
Aug 05 2019Brief of respondent Mark A. Summer in opposition filed.
Aug 19 2019Reply of petitioner Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed.
Aug 21 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Oct 07 2019Petition DENIED.
 
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