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Signode Industrial Group LLC v. Stone

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1334 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit erred by holding – in conflict with decisions reached by at least two other federal courts of appeals and in spite of the Supreme Court’s holdings in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett and CNH Industrial N.V. v. Reese that collective bargaining agreements must be interpreted according to generally applicable principles of contract law – that a collective bargaining agreement with an “express statement[] extending benefits beyond the term of agreement” irrefutably confers vested, lifetime benefits, even if the agreement separately reserves for the employer the right to terminate the agreement in its entirety.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 28 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 2, 2020)
Jun 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 2, 2020 to July 31, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 11 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 31, 2020.
Jul 31 2020Brief of respondents Harold Stone, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 17 2020Reply of petitioners Signode Industrial Group LLC and Illinois Tool Works, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 19 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
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