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Valentine v. Phillips

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1246 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit violated Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 52(a)(6) when it failed to apply the proper, heightened and deferential standard to the district court’s expert witness credibility determination; and (2) whether the 6th Circuit usurped the district court’s expert witness gatekeeping function when it held that the district court should have credited the testimony of Johnny Phillips’s expert — and granted Phillips’s petition — simply because that testimony was not blatantly self-serving or dishonest.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 05 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 8, 2021)
Mar 11 2021Waiver of right of respondent Johnny Phillips to respond filed.
Mar 16 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.
Mar 29 2021Response Requested. (Due April 28, 2021)