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Steinbeck v. Kaffaga

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1181 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether collateral estoppel bars an affirmative defense based on 17 U.S.C. § 304(c)(5) in a second litigation, when the first litigation involving different copyright termination rights never decided if the agreement at issue—purporting to transfer control over future termination rights before those rights vested—is unenforceable under Section 304(c)(5).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 02 2020Application (19A737) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 15, 2020 to March 10, 2020, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jan 03 2020Application (19A737) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until March 10, 2020.
Mar 10 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 29, 2020)
Mar 19 2020Waiver of Waverly Scott Kaffaga not accepted for filing. (March 19, 2020)
Apr 21 2020Waiver of right of respondent Waverly Scott Kaffaga to respond filed.
Apr 28 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.
Apr 29 2020Amicus brief of The Estate of Thomas Steinbeck, et al. not accepted for filing. (April 29, 2020)
Apr 29 2020Brief amici curiae of Authors Guild Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of California Society of Entertainment Lawyers filed. (Distributed)
May 06 2020Response Requested. (Due June 5, 2020)
May 18 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 5, 2020 to July 6, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
May 19 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 6, 2020.
Jun 05 2020Brief amicus curiae of Digital Justice Foundation filed.
Jul 06 2020Brief of respondent Waverly Scott Kaffaga in opposition filed.
Jul 22 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Sep 23 2020Reply of petitioners The Estate of Thomas Steinbeck, et al. filed. (Distributed)
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