|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-462||9th Cir.||Dec 3, 2013||Apr 2, 2014||9-0||Alito||OT 2013|
Holding: The Airline Deregulation Act preempts a state-law claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing if it seeks to enlarge the contractual obligation that the parties voluntarily adopt.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on April 2, 2014.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 11 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 14, 2012)|
|Nov 8 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 14, 2012.|
|Nov 14 2012||Brief amici curiae of Airlines for America and American Trucking Associations, Inc. filed.|
|Dec 14 2012||Brief of respondent Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg in opposition filed.|
|Dec 26 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.|
|Dec 26 2012||Reply of petitioners Northwest, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 14 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 18, 2013.|
|May 13 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.|
|May 20 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jun 14 2013||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 24, 2013.|
|Jun 14 2013||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 12, 2013.|
|Jul 9 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Jul 24 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Jul 24 2013||Brief of petitioners Northwest, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Jul 31 2013||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Jul 31 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Airlines for America and American Trucking Associations, Inc. filed.|
|Jul 31 2013||Brief amicus curiae of International Air Transport Association filed.|
|Jul 31 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Cargo Airline Association filed.|
|Jul 31 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.|
|Sep 12 2013||Brief of respondent Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg filed.|
|Sep 17 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday December 3, 2013.|
|Sep 17 2013||CIRCULATED|
|Sep 17 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Sep 18 2013||Record from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit is electronic.|
|Sep 18 2013||Record for U.S.D.C. for Southern District of California is electronic.|
|Sep 19 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Steven J. Burton, Professor of Law filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 19 2013||Brief amici curiae of California, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 19 2013||Brief amici curiae of Jobs With Justice, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 15 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Oct 15 2013||Reply of petitioner Northwest, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 3 2013||Argued. For petitioners: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.; and Lewis S. Yelin, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Adina H. Rosenbaum, Washington, D. C.|
|Apr 2 2014||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|May 5 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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