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Sheriff v. Gillie

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-338 6th Cir. Mar 29, 2016
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May 16, 2016 8-0 Ginsburg OT 2015

Holding: Assuming, arguendo, that special counsel do not rank as "state officers" within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, special counsel's use of the Ohio attorney general's letterhead in their efforts on behalf of the attorney general to collect debts owed to the state or one of its instrumentalities does not offend 15 U.S.C. § 1692e, which bars "false, deceptive, or misleading representation[s]... in connection with the collection of any debt."

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on May 16, 2016.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 15 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 19, 2015)
Oct 19 2015Brief amici curiae of State of Michigan and 7 Other States filed.
Oct 19 2015Brief of respondents Pamela Gillie, and Hazel Meadows in opposition filed.
Oct 29 2015Reply of petitioners Mark J. Sheriff, et al. filed.
Nov 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
Nov 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Dec 7 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.
Dec 11 2015Petition GRANTED.
Jan 21 2016Brief of respondents Eric Jones, et al. in support filed.
Jan 25 2016Brief of petitioners Mark J. Sheriff, et al. filed.
Jan 25 2016Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 29 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Feb 1 2016Brief amici curiae of State of Michigan and 11 Other States filed.
Feb 8 2016Record requested from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.
Feb 9 2016Record received from the U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit is electronic.
Feb 10 2016CIRCULATED.
Feb 24 2016Brief of respondents Pamela Gillie and Hazel Meadows filed. (Distributed)
Mar 2 2016Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 2 2016Brief amicus curiae of NHS Consumer Law Center filed. (Distributed)
Mar 2 2016Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 2 2016Brief amici curiae of National Consumer Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 2 2016Brief amicus curiae of AARP filed. (Distributed)
Mar 2 2016Brief amici curiae of 5 Consumer Law Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 17 2016Reply of petitioners Mark J. Sheriff, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 18 2016Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 22 2016Reply of respondents Eric Jones and the Law Office of Eric A. Jones. LLC filed. (Distributed)
Mar 29 2016Argued. For petitioners: Eric E. Murphy, State Solicitor of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. For respondents: E. Joshua Rosenkranz, New York, N. Y.; and Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
May 16 2016Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jun 17 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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