Occidental Petroleum Corporation v. Carijano

Petition for certiorari denied on April 22, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-385 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 12

Issue: (1) Whether, in an action brought by foreign plaintiffs for alleged injuries occurring in a foreign country to foreign land and foreign citizens, the foreign plaintiffs can obtain a strong presumption in favor of a U.S. forum by adding a nominal U.S. plaintiff for the tactical purpose of defeating a forum non conveniens dismissal; and (2) whether a federal court may assume hypothetically that it has Article III jurisdiction for the purpose of denying a forum non conveniens dismissal and retaining a case in federal court.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 16 2012Application (12A168) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 29, 2012 to September 28, 2012, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 20 2012Application (12A168) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 28, 2012.
Sep 27 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 29, 2012)
Oct 18 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 28, 2012.
Jan 2 2013Waiver of right of respondent Tomas Maynas Carijano, et al. to respond filed.
Jan 9 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Jan 17 2013Response Requested . (Due February 19, 2013)
Feb 1 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 21, 2013.
Mar 21 2013Brief of respondents Tomas Maynas Carijano, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 2 2013Reply of petitioner Occidental Petroleum Corporation filed.
Apr 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.
Apr 22 2013Petition DENIED.
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