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Sergeants Benevolent Ass’n Health and Welfare Fund v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLP

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1525 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: Whether, where purchasers allege that a manufacturer misrepresented a drug's safety to prescribing doctors to increase sales, the presence of the doctors breaks the causal chain—for purposes of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act causation—between the misrepresentations and the purchasers' economic injuries.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 4 2016Application (15A1138) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 18, 2016 to June 17, 2016, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
May 5 2016Application (15A1138) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until June 17, 2016.
Jun 17 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 21, 2016)
Jun 30 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 22, 2016.
Jul 21 2016Brief amici curiae of AARP, et al. filed.
Aug 18 2016Brief of respondents Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLP, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 6 2016Reply of petitioners Sergeants Benevolent Association Health and Welfare Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Oct 3 2016Petition DENIED.