Rotkiske v. Klemm

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-328 3d Cir. Oct 16, 2019
Tr.Aud.
Dec 10, 2019 8-1 Thomas OT 2019

Holding: Absent the application of an equitable doctrine, the statute of limitations in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692k(d), begins to run when the alleged FDCPA violation occurs, not when the violation is discovered.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on December 10, 2019. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion dissenting in part and dissenting from the judgment.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 09 2018Application (18A161) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 13, 2018 to October 12, 2018, submitted to Justice Alito.
Aug 15 2018Application (18A161) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until September 12, 2018.
Sep 11 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 15, 2018)
Oct 31 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/16/2018.
Nov 05 2018Response Requested. (Due December 5, 2018)
Nov 21 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 5, 2018 to January 4, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 23 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 4, 2019.
Jan 04 2019Brief of respondents Paul Klemm, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 23 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 19 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.
Feb 25 2019Petition GRANTED.
Mar 08 2019Joint motion of the parties for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Mar 19 2019Joint motion of the parties to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits is granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 13, 2019. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 12, 2019.
Apr 03 2019Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Kevin Rotkiske.
Apr 22 2019Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
May 13 2019Brief of petitioner Kevin Rotkiske filed.
May 20 2019Brief amici curiae of Samuel L. Bray, David Marcus, and Stephen C. Yeazell in support of neither party filed.
May 20 2019Amicus brief of National Consumer Law Center not accepted for filing. (May 29, 2019)(Corrected version Submitted)
May 20 2019Brief amicus curiae of National Consumer Law Center filed.
Jul 01 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Jul 12 2019Brief of respondents Paul Klemm, et al. filed.
Jul 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jul 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Receivables Management Association International, Inc. filed.
Jul 19 2019Motion of United States for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jul 19 2019Brief amici curiae of Mortgage Bankers Association and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Jul 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed.
Jul 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of The National Creditors Bar Association filed.
Aug 01 2019CIRCULATED
Aug 12 2019Reply of petitioner Kevin Rotkiske filed. (Distributed)
Aug 16 2019Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit.
Aug 23 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Sep 12 2019Complete record received in electronic format (U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit and DIstrict Court filings).
Oct 16 2019Argued. For petitioner: Scott E. Gant, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Shay Dvoretzky, Washington, D. C.; and Jonathan C. Bond, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Dec 10 2019Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a concurring opinion. Ginsburg, J., filed an opinion dissenting in part and dissenting from the judgment.
Jan 13 2020JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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