Docket for 05-996
No. 05-996
Title:
Robert Louis Marrama, Petitioner
v.
Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al.
Docketed:February 8, 2006
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  Case Nos.:(04-9009)
  Decision Date:October 31, 2005
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jan 30 2006 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 10, 2006)
Mar 6 2006 Waiver of right of respondent Mark G. DeGiacomo to respond filed.
Mar 22 2006 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 14, 2006.
Apr 11 2006 Response Requested . (Due May 11, 2006)
May 9 2006 Brief of respondent Mark G. DeGiacomo, Chapter 7 Trustee in response filed.
May 23 2006 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2006.
Jun 12 2006 Petition GRANTED.
Jul 25 2006 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in suport of either party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 25 2006 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsels for the respondents.
Jul 26 2006 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits to and including August 7, 2006.
Aug 7 2006 Joint appendix filed. (Joint appendix in two volumes)
Aug 7 2006 Brief of petitioner Robert Louis Marrama filed.
Aug 7 2006 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed.
Aug 14 2006 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, November 6, 2006.
Aug 25 2006 Motion of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 30 2006 Extension of time within which to file respondents' briefs on the merits to and including September 29, 2006.
Sep 13 2006 CIRCULATED.
Sep 20 2006 Joint Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al. and Respondent Mark G. DeGiacomo, Chapter 7 Trustee
Sep 26 2006 Record received from U.S. Banckruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit.
Sep 27 2006 Record received from U.S. Bankruptcy Court( District of Massachusetts) . (1 box)
Sep 29 2006 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Sep 29 2006 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees filed. (Distributed)
Sep 29 2006 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 29 2006 Brief of respondent Mark G. DeGiacomo, Chapter 7 Trustee filed. (Distributed)
Sep 29 2006 Brief of respondents Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 3 2006 Response of Mark G. DeGiacomo to motion of the Solicitor General.
Oct 5 2006 Motions DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 6, 2006..
Oct 10 2006 Motion of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Oct 10 2006 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent DENIED.
Oct 10 2006 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 26 2006 Reply of petitioner Robert Louis Marrama filed. (Distributed)
Nov 6 2006 Argued. For petitioner: David G. Baker, Boston, Mass. For respondents: G. Eric Brunstad, Jr., Hartford, Conn.; and Lisa S. Blatt, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Feb 21 2007 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Stevens, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia and Thomas, JJ., joined.
Mar 26 2007 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Apr 10 2007 Record returned to U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit.
May 7 2007 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for the District of Massachusetts.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
David G. Baker 105 Union Wharf(617) 367-4260
    Counsel of RecordBoston, MA  02109
Party name: Robert Louis Marrama
Attorneys for Respondent:
G. Eric Brunstad Jr. Dechert LLP(860) 524-3999
    Counsel of Record90 State House Square
Hartford, CT  06103
eric.brunstad@dechert.com
Party name: Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, et al.
 
Mark G. DeGiacomo 99 High Street (617)-457-4000
    Counsel of RecordBoston, MA  02110
Party name: Mark G. DeGiacomo, Chapter 7 Trustee
Other:
Paul D. Clement Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
Craig Goldblatt Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20006
craig.goldblatt@wilmerhale.com
Party name: National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
 
Lynne F. Riley Riley Law Group LLC(617) 399-7300
100 Franklin Street
Boston, MA  02110
riley@rileylawgroup.com
Party name: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
 
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: National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys