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Docket for 03-388
No. 03-388
Title:
Dennis Bates, et al., Petitioners
v.
Dow Agrosciences LLC
Docketed:September 12, 2003
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(02-10908)
  Decision Date:June 11, 2003
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 9 2003 Petition for writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 14, 2003)
Sep 30 2003 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 13, 2003.
Nov 13 2003 Brief of respondent Dow Agrosciences LLC in opposition filed.
Nov 25 2003 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2003.
Dec 15 2003 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 28 2004 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 4 2004 Supplemental brief of petitioners Dennis Bates, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 8 2004 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 24, 2004.
Jun 18 2004 Supplemental brief of respondents Dow Agrosciences LLC filed. (Distributed)
Jun 28 2004 Petition GRANTED.
Jul 13 2004 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits to and including September 13, 2004.
Jul 29 2004 Record received from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit (U.S.D.C. for Northern Dist. of Texas record included) (2 boxes)
Sep 1 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners.
Sep 10 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondent.
Sep 13 2004 Brief amici curiae of Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. filed.
Sep 13 2004 Brief of petitioners Dennis Bates, et al. filed.
Sep 13 2004 Joint appendix filed.
Sep 13 2004 Brief amici curiae of Western Peanut Growers Association, et al. filed.
Sep 13 2004 Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed.
Sep 13 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Association of Trial Lawyers of America filed.
Sep 13 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Herbert Samuel Harrison filed.
Sep 22 2004 Extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including November 17, 2004.
Oct 27 2004 Further extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including November 24, 2004.
Nov 12 2004 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 10, 2005.
Nov 12 2004 CIRCULATED.
Nov 23 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Chemistry Council filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief of respondent Dow Agrosciences LLC filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Texas Chemical Council filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Edwin L. Johnson filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Croplife America and National Pest Management Association filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Monsanto Company, and Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Defense Research Institute filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2004 Brief amicus curiae of BASF Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Nov 29 2004 LODGING of respondent, consisting of a bound volume containing two documents, "Public Interest Document for Products Containing Diclosulam" (1996) and "Reduced Risk Rationale for Diclosulam Herbicide Used in Control of Broadleaf Weeds in Peanuts, (1998) approved and received. (Distributed)
Dec 6 2004 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 10 2004 Motion of Texas, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 13 2004 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Dec 17 2004 Letter received from counsel for petitioner in opposition to motion of Texas.
Dec 20 2004 Letter received from counsel for Texas in response to petitioner's letter opposing the motion of Texas.
Dec 29 2004 Reply of petitioners Dennis Bates, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2005 Letter dated January 5, 2005 received from counsel for the respondent. (Distributed).
Jan 7 2005 Motion of Texas, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Jan 10 2005 Argued. For petitioners: David C. Frederick, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D.C.; and on behalf of the United States, as amicus curiae, Lisa S. Blatt, Assistant tot he Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Feb 14 2005 Letter, dated February 14, 2005, and attachment received from counsel for the respondent. DISTRIBUTED.
Apr 27 2005 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Stevens, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which Scalia, J., joined.
May 27 2005 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jun 14 2005 Acknowledgment of receipt (5/31/05) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Jul 18 2005 Record returned to U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Kimberly S. Keller The Keller Law Firm(210) 857-5267
    Counsel of Record13423 Blanco Road
Suite 300
San Antonio, TX  78216
Party name: Dennis Bates, et al.
 
David C. Frederick Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202) 326-7900
1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
dfrederick@khhte.com
Party name: Dennis Bates, et al.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Dean T. Barnhard Barnes & Thornburg(317) 236-1313
    Counsel of Record11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN  46204
dean.barnhard@btlaw.com
Party name: Dow Agrosciences LLC
 
Stephen V. Bomse Heller Ehrman LLP(415) 772-6000
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA  94104
Party name: Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.
 
James L. Moore Baker & Hosteltler LLP(713) 751-1600
1000 Louisiana, Suite 2000
Houston, TX  77002
Party name: Defense Research Institute
 
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Dow Agrosciences LLC
Other:
Lisa S. Blatt Assistant to the Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: Dennis Bates, et al. v. Dow Agrosciences LLC
 
Paul D. Clement Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
R. Ted Cruz Solicitor General(512) 936-1824
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548, MC-059
Austin, TX  78711-2548
Ted.Cruz@aog.state.tx.us
Party name: Texas, et al.
 
Viet D. Dinh Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
1919 M Street, NW
Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
vdinh@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Monsanto Company, and Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
 
Sean H. Donahue Donahue & Goldberg, LLP(202) 277-7085
2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 808
Washington, DC  20036
sean@donahuegoldberg.com
Party name: Western peanut Growers Association, et al.
 
Lawrence S. Ebner McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP(202) 496-7500
1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
lebner@mckennalong.com
Party name: Croplife America and National Pest Management Association
 
Richard Faulk Gardere Wynne Sewel LLP(214) 999-3000
3000 Thanksgiving Tower
Dallas, TX  75201-4761
Party name: Chemistry Council
 
Patti Goldman Earthjustice(206) 343-7340
705 Second Avenue
Suite 203
Seattle, WA  98104
Party name: Natural Resources Defense Council, et al.
 
Bruce Gregory Jones Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP(612) 766-7000
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Sventh Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402-3901
Party name: BASF Corporation
 
David E. Menotti 2300 N Street, NW (202) 663-8000
Washington, DC  20037
Party name: Edwin L. Johnson
 
William Powers Jr. Beck, Redden & Secrest, LLP(713) 951-3700
One Houston Center
Suite 4500
Houston, TX  77010-2010
Party name: Texas Chemical Council
 
David A. Price Washington Legal Foundation(202) 588-0302
2009 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation
 
Alan E. Untereiner Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP(202) 775-4500
1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 411
Washington, DC  20006
auntereiner@robbinsrussell.com
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States
 
Mikal C. Watts Watts Law Firm LLP(361) 997-0500
Tower II Building, 14th Floor
555 North Carancahuna Street
Corpus Christi, TX  78478
Party name: Herbert Samuel Harrison
 
R. C. Westmoreland Westmoreland Vesper Schwartz & Quattrone(609) 645-1111
8025 Black Horse Pike
Suite 500
West Atlantic City, NJ  08232
Party name: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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