|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-1193||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2013|
Issue: Whether either full faith and credit principles or due process permits generic findings from the decertified Engle class action, a state-wide class action arising out of diseases and medical conditions allegedly caused by an addiction to cigarettes that contain nicotine—findings the Florida Supreme Court deemed “useless” for issue preclusion purposes—to be used to excuse thousands of plaintiffs in follow-on cases from proving essential elements of their claims.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 28 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 1, 2014)|
|Apr 1 2014||Waiver of right of respondents Alvin Walker, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Albert Walker, et al. to respond filed.|
|Apr 2 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.|
|Apr 4 2014||Response Requested . (Due May 5, 2014)|
|Apr 24 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Apr 30 2014||Brief of respondents Alvin Walker, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Albert Walker, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 5 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. VIDED with 13-1187).|
|May 5 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Philip Morris USA Inc. filed. VIDED.|
|May 5 2014||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation. VIDED.|
|May 20 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 5, 2014.|
|May 20 2014||Reply of petitioner R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 9 2014||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation GRANTED.|
|Jun 9 2014||Petition DENIED.|
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