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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Phipps

Petition for certiorari denied on February 29, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-597 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the Sixth Circuit erred in concluding, in conflict with the decisions of seven other circuits, that statutory limitations periods applicable to the claims of absent and unknown persons can be extended indefinitely by filing successive (or “stacked”) class actions.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 6 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 9, 2015)
Nov 23 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 8, 2016.
Dec 1 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Dec 4 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Dec 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.
Jan 7 2016Brief of respondents Cheryl Phipps, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 26 2016Reply of petitioner Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. filed.
Jan 27 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016Petition DENIED.
 
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