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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Clay

Petition for certiorari denied on November 26, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-272 Fla. Dist. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the lower courts' preclusion of critical disputed issues absent any determination that those issues had been previously decided, in departure from traditional and heretofore universal preclusion law, violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 25 2012Application (11A1244) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 3, 2012 to September 1, 2012, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jun 26 2012Application (11A1244) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 1, 2012.
Aug 31 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 1, 2012)
Aug 31 2012Appendix of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. filed (Volumes I & II).
Sep 28 2012Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 22, 2012.
Oct 22 2012Brief of respondent Finna Clay, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Janie Mae Clay in opposition filed.
Nov 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 5 2012Reply of petitioners R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 26 2012Petition DENIED.