|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-266||9th Cir.||Mar 25, 2019||Jun 24, 2019||6-3||Alito||OT 2018|
Holding: A plaintiff may not recover punitive damages on a maritime claim of unseaworthiness.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 24, 2019. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Breyer and Sotomayor joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 07 2018||Application (17A1354) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 31, 2018 to August 30, 2018, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Jun 07 2018||Application (17A1354) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 30, 2018.|
|Aug 30 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 1, 2018)|
|Sep 07 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, The Dutra Group.|
|Sep 21 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 25 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Christopher Batterton.|
|Sep 26 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 31, 2018.|
|Oct 01 2018||Brief amici curiae of At-Sea Processors Association, et al. filed.|
|Oct 01 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Maritime Law Association of the United States filed.|
|Oct 30 2018||Brief of respondent Christopher Batterton in opposition filed.|
|Nov 13 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/30/2018.|
|Nov 13 2018||Reply of petitioner The Dutra Group filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 03 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.|
|Dec 07 2018||Petition GRANTED.|
|Dec 21 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, The Dutra Group.|
|Dec 28 2018||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner The Dutra Group.|
|Jan 08 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Christopher Batterton.|
|Jan 14 2019||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.|
|Jan 17 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc. filed.|
|Jan 22 2019||Brief of petitioner The Dutra Group filed.|
|Jan 22 2019||Amicus brief of Dredging Contractors of America and Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety not accepted for filing. (Partial submission.)|
|Jan 22 2019||Brief amici curiae of Dredging Contractors of America and Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety filed.|
|Jan 25 2019||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, March 25, 2019|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amici curiae of Alaskan Leader Fisheries LLC, et al. filed.|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of The Inland River Harbor and Fleeting Coalition filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amici curiae of At-Sea Processors Association, et al. filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and International Group of P&I Clubs filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amici curiae of Fishing Vessels' Reserve, et al. filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amicus curiae of American Maritime Association, Inc. filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amicus curiae of International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amici curiae of The Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Inc. and Offshore Marine Service Association filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Waterways Council, Inc. filed.|
|Jan 29 2019||Brief amicus curiae of The American Waterways Operators filed.|
|Feb 14 2019||CIRCULATED|
|Feb 19 2019||Brief amici curiae of Injured Crewmembers filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 21 2019||Brief of respondent Christopher Batterton filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 21 2019||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.|
|Feb 21 2019||Record from the U.S.C.A 9th Circuit and the District Court is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Feb 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Claimant Seeking Recovery For Wrongful Death Of Crewmember filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Sailors' Union of the Pacific filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 28 2019||Amicus brief of American Association for Justice not accepted for filing. (Corrected version submitted).|
|Feb 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. (March 7, 2019) (Distributed)|
|Mar 15 2019||Reply of petitioner The Dutra Group filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 20 2019||Letter of petitioner proposing to lodge copies of pleadings in cited case (The Rolph, 293 F. 269 [N.D. Ca. 1923], aff'd, 299 F. 52 [9th Cir. 1924]) filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 25 2019||Argued. For petitioner: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C. For respondent: David C. Frederick, Washington, D. C.|
|Mar 28 2019||Letter of respondent Christopher Batterton filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 24 2019||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.|
|Jul 26 2019||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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