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U.S. ex rel. Schutte v. SuperValu Inc.

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1326 7th Cir. Apr 18, 2023

Issue: Whether and when a defendant’s contemporaneous subjective understanding or beliefs about the lawfulness of its conduct are relevant to whether it “knowingly” violated the False Claims Act.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 18 2022Application (21A439) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 3, 2022 to April 1, 2022, submitted to Justice Barrett.
Feb 24 2022Application (21A439) granted by Justice Barrett extending the time to file until April 1, 2022.
Apr 01 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 5, 2022)
Apr 11 2022Waiver of right of respondent SuperValu, Inc., et al. to respond filed.
Apr 13 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/29/2022.
Apr 19 2022Response Requested. (Due May 19, 2022)
May 09 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 19, 2022 to June 20, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
May 10 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 21, 2022. See Rule 30.1.
May 19 2022Brief amicus curiae of Senator Charles E. Grassley filed.
May 19 2022Brief amicus curiae of Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund filed.
Jun 21 2022Brief of respondents SuperValu, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 06 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.
Jul 06 2022Reply of petitioners United States ex rel. Tracy Schutte, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 22 2022The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Dec 06 2022Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Dec 20 2022Supplemental brief of respondents SuperValu, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/6/2023.
Jan 09 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/13/2023.
Jan 13 2023Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 22-111 is GRANTED. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jan 13 2023Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 21-1326. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 21-1326. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”
Jan 31 2023SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. VIDED.
Feb 01 2023Joint briefing proposal of the parties filed. VIDED.
Feb 01 2023Pursuant to the briefing proposal of the parties, the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits are to be filed on or before February 17, 2023; respondents' brief on the merits is to be filed on or before March 21, 2023; and the reply brief is to be filed pursuant to Rule 25.3. VIDED.