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TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-297 9th Cir. Mar 30, 2021 Jun 25, 2021 5-4 Kavanaugh OT 2020

Holding: Only a plaintiff concretely harmed by a defendant’s violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act has Article III standing to seek damages against that private defendant in federal court.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh on June 25, 2021. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan joined. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Breyer and Sotomayor joined.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 02 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 8, 2020)
Sep 30 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 8, 2020 to November 6, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 02 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 6, 2020.
Oct 08 2020Brief amicus curiae of Consumer Data Industry Association filed.
Oct 08 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Nov 06 2020Brief of respondent Sergio L. Ramirez in opposition filed.
Nov 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
Nov 24 2020Reply of petitioner TransUnion LLC filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2020Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Dec 23 2020Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Sergio L. Ramirez
Dec 23 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, TransUnion LLC
Feb 01 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Feb 01 2021Brief of petitioner TransUnion LLC filed.
Feb 01 2021Joint appendix (Volumes I, II, & III) filed. (Statement of cost filed).
Feb 04 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Feb 04 2021Record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of Consumer Data Industry Association filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of eBay Inc., et al. filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of The Home Depot, Inc. et al. filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of National Association of Manufacturers, et al. filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of Professional Background Screening Association filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Consumer Reporting Association, Inc. filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed.
Feb 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of the United States in support of neither party filed.
Feb 22 2021CIRCULATED.
Mar 03 2021Brief of Sergio L. Ramirez not accepted for filing. (March 05, 2021)(Dupilicate submission)
Mar 03 2021Brief of respondent Sergio L. Ramirez filed. (Distributed)
Mar 05 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Privacy Information Center filed. (Distributed)
Mar 09 2021Brief amicus curiae of Public Justice filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Consumer Advocates filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Legal Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Complex Litigation Law Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Impact Fund, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., and 24 Civil Rights Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of National Consumer Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Public Citizen and Public Citizen Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2021Brief amici curiae of UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 19 2021Reply of petitioner TransUnion LLC filed. (Distributed)
Mar 30 2021Argued. For petitioner: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C. For United States, as amicus curiae: Nicole F. Reaves, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Samuel Issacharoff, New York, N. Y.
Jun 25 2021Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Kavanaugh, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Alito, Gorsuch, and Barrett, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Kagan, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.