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Taggart v. Lorenzen

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-489 9th Cir. Apr 24, 2019
Tr.Aud.
Jun 2, 2019 9-0 Breyer OT 2018

Holding: A creditor may be held in civil contempt for violating a bankruptcy court’s discharge order if there is no fair ground of doubt as to whether the order barred the creditor’s conduct.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on June 2, 2019.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 15 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 15, 2018)
Oct 16 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Bradley Weston Taggart.
Oct 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 15, 2018 to December 14, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 29 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 14, 2018.
Nov 08 2018Brief amici curiae of Honorable Eugene Wedoff (ret.), et al. filed.
Nov 15 2018Brief amici curiae of National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center, et al. filed.
Dec 11 2018Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period under Rule 15.5 filed.
Dec 14 2018Brief of respondents Shelley Lorenzen, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Dec 20 2018Reply of petitioner Bradley Weston Taggart filed. (Distributed)
Jan 04 2019Petition GRANTED.
Feb 06 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Bradley Weston Taggart.
Feb 11 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Feb 19 2019Joint appendix filed.
Feb 19 2019Brief of petitioner Bradley Weston Taggart filed.
Feb 20 2019Brief amici curiae of Honorable Eugene Wedoff (ret.), et al. filed.
Feb 26 2019Brief amicus curiae of United States in support of neither party filed.
Feb 26 2019Brief amici curiae of National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center and The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed. (Corrected version submitted)
Feb 26 2019Brief amici curiae of National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center and The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed (3/11/2019).
Mar 20 2019CIRCULATED
Mar 21 2019Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Mar 21 2019Brief of respondents Shelley Lorenzen, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2019Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Oregon is electronic and located on Pacer, with the exception of some restricted district court documents that is electronic. The record is complete.
Mar 27 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 28 2019Brief amici curiae of State of California, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2019Brief amicus curiae of National Creditors Bar Association filed. (Distributed)
Apr 12 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Apr 17 2019Reply of petitioner Bradley Weston Taggart filed. (Distributed)
Apr 24 2019Argued. For petitioner: Daniel L. Geyser, Dallas, Tex. For United States, as amicus curiae: Sopan Joshi, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Nicole A. Saharsky, Washington, D. C.
Jun 03 2019Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
 
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