Docket for 04-1371
No. 04-1371
Title:
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., Petitioner
v.
Shadi Dabit
Docketed:April 14, 2005
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  Case Nos.:(03-7499, 03-7458)
  Decision Date:January 11, 2005
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Apr 11 2005 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 16, 2005)
May 13 2005 Waiver of right of respondent Shadi Dabit to respond filed.
May 16 2005 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Securities Industry Association, et al.
May 24 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 9, 2005.
Jun 2 2005 Response Requested . (Due July 4, 2005)
Jul 5 2005 Brief of respondent Shadi Dabit in opposition filed.
Jul 19 2005 Reply of petitioner Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jul 20 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2005.
Sep 1 2005 Supplemental brief of petitioner Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 27 2005 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Securities Industry Association, et al. GRANTED.
Sep 27 2005 Petition GRANTED.
Oct 17 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondent.
Oct 18 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Nov 1 2005 SET FOR ARGUMENT Wednesday, January 18, 2006.
Nov 14 2005 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Nov 14 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Nov 14 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Investment Company Institute filed.
Nov 14 2005 Joint appendix filed.
Nov 14 2005 Brief of petitioner Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. filed.
Nov 14 2005 Brief amici curiae of Lord, Abbett & Co. and Vance Management filed.
Nov 14 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Nov 14 2005 Brief amici curiae of Securities Industry Association, et al. filed.
Nov 14 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Life Insurance Company filed.
Nov 17 2005 CIRCULATED.
Nov 22 2005 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 2 2005 Record received from U.S.D.C. - Southern Dist of New York. 1 box
Dec 12 2005 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Dec 13 2005 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 2nd Cir.. (1 envelope)
Dec 16 2005 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Shareholders and Consumer Attorneys and AARP filed. (Distributed)
Dec 16 2005 Brief amici curiae of IJG Investments Limited Partnership and Iriys Guy filed. (Distributed)
Dec 19 2005 Brief of respondent Shadi Dabit filed. (Distributed)
Dec 19 2005 Brief amici curiae of Phillip Goldstein and Bulldog Investors filed. (Distributed)
Dec 19 2005 Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 5 2006 Reply of petitioner Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2006 Argued. For petitioner: Jay B. Kasner, New York, N.Y.; and Thomas G. Hunger, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: David C. Frederick, Washington, D.C.
Mar 21 2006 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Stevens, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Alito, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
Apr 17 2006 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for the 2nd Circuit.
Apr 17 2006 Record returned to the U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of New York.
Apr 21 2006 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 9 2006 Acknowledgement of receipt (04/29/06) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Jay B. Kasner Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP(212) 735-3000
    Counsel of RecordFour Times Square
New York, NY  10036
Party name: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Attorneys for Respondent:
William B. Federman 120 N. Robinson, Suite 2720(405) 235-1560
    Counsel of RecordOklahoma City, OK  73102
Party name: Shadi Dabit
 
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: Shadi Dabit
Other:
Richard Douglas. Bernstein Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP(202) 303-1000
1875 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
rbernstein@willkie.com
Party name: Securities Industry Association, et al.
 
Paul D. Clement Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Steven B. Feirson Dechert LLP(215) 994-4000
Circa Center
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Party name: Pacific Life Insurance Company
 
Caitlin Joan Halligan Office of the Attorney General(212) 416-8069
120 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, NY  10271
Party name: New York, et al.
 
Thomas G. Hungar Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
thungar@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Shadi Dabit
 
Robert L. King 205 N. Michigan Avenue(312) 899-5065
Suite 1940
Chicago, IL  60601-4269
Party name: Phillip Goldstein and Bulldog Investors
 
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
tolson@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Investment Company Institute
 
Ira Neil Richards Trujillo Rodriguez & Richards LLC(215) 731-9004
1717 Arch Street
Suite 3838
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Party name: IJG Investments Limited Partnership and Iriys Guy
 
Charles A. Rothfeld Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006-1101
crothfeld@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
 
Nicholas G. Terris 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, (202) 778-9000
NW Suite 200
Washington, DC  20036-1221
Party name: Lord, Abbett & Co. and Vance Management
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
dverrilli@jenner.com
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation
 
Stewart M. Weltman Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll(312) 357-0370
39 South LaSalle Street
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL  60603
Party name: National Association of Shareholders and Consumer Attorneys and AARP