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Docket for 06-179
No. 06-179
Title:
Donna S. Riegel, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Charles R. Riegel, Petitioner
v.
Medtronic, Inc.
Docketed:August 4, 2006
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  Case Nos.:(04-0412)
  Decision Date:May 16, 2006
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aug 3 2006 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 5, 2006)
Aug 22 2006 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 5, 2006.
Oct 5 2006 Brief of respondent Medtronic, Inc. in opposition filed.
Oct 16 2006 Reply of petitioners Charles R. Riegel and Donna S. Riegel filed.
Oct 18 2006 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 3, 2006.
Nov 6 2006 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 23 2007 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 4 2007 Supplemental brief of petitioners Charles R. Riegel and Donna Riegel filed. (Distributed)
Jun 5 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 21, 2007.
Jun 25 2007 Petition GRANTED.
Jul 5 2007 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 27, 2007.
Aug 1 2007 Motion for Suggestion of death and motion for substitution filed by petitioner Donna Riegel
Aug 1 2007 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either or neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Aug 7 2007 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either or neither party received from counsel for the respondent.
Aug 8 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2007 (CL 163).
Aug 10 2007 Response to motion from respondent Medtronic, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 13 2007 Reply of petitioners in support of motion filed. (Distributed)
Aug 27 2007 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received.)
Aug 27 2007 Brief of petitioners Charles R. Riegel, et ux. filed.
Aug 27 2007 Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed.
Aug 27 2007 Brief amici curiae of Public Health Advocacy Institiute, et al. filed.
Aug 27 2007 Brief amici curiae of Edward M.Kennedy, et al. filed.
Aug 27 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Consumers Union of United States, Inc. filed.
Aug 27 2007 Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice and Public Justice filed.
Aug 27 2007 Brief amici curiae of AARP, et al. filed.
Sep 5 2007 The time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 19, 2007.
Oct 1 2007 The motion of Donna Riegel, the administrator of the Estate of Charles R. Riegel, to be substituted in place of Charles R. Riegel, deceased, is GRANTED. The exercise of this Court's power to grant an untimely motion to substitute a party is not unprecedented. State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. v. Campbell, 537 U.S. 1042 (2002); see also Schact v. United States, 398 U.S. 58, 63-64 (1970) (�The procedural rules adopted by the Court for the orderly transaction of its business are not jurisdictional and can be relaxed by the Court in the exercise of its discretion..�); Stern & Gressman, Supreme Court Practice 350 (8th ed. 2002). The Chief Justice and Justice Scalia would deny the motion, because it was filed more than six months after the petitioner's death. See Supreme Court Rule 35.1 (�If the substitution of a representative of the deceased is not made within six months after the death of the party, the case shall abate� (emphasis added)). The fact that Rule 35.1 is not jurisdictional is not a reason to ignore it, particularly since here, unlike in Campbell, supra, the motion was opposed by the respondent.
Oct 15 2007 SET FOR ARUMENT Tuesday, December 4, 2007.
Oct 19 2007 Brief of respondent Medtronic, Inc. filed.
Oct 19 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Oct 19 2007 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Oct 19 2007 Brief amici curiae of CropLife America, et al. filed.
Oct 19 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Oct 19 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.
Oct 19 2007 Brief amici curiae of Advanced Medical Technology Association, et al. filed.
Oct 26 2007 Motion of New York, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
Oct 30 2007 CIRCULATED.
Nov 2 2007 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 6 2007 Opposition to motion of New York, et al. filed by petitioner.
Nov 9 2007 Motion of New York, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Nov 9 2007 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 14 2007 Record for the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of New York is electronically filed.
Nov 15 2007 Reply of petitioner Donna S. Riegel individually, and as administrator of the estate of Charles R. Riegel filed. (Distributed)
Nov 23 2007 Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the 2nd Circuit. (1 box)
Dec 4 2007 Argued. For petitioner: Allison M. Zieve, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Theodore B. Olson, Washington, D.C.; and Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Jan 16 2008 Letter received from the Solicitor General. (Distributed)
Feb 20 2008 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined, and in which Stevens, J., joined except for Parts III-A and III-B. Stevens, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Mar 24 2008 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Apr 2 2008 Record returned to the U.S.C.A. for the Second Circuit.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Allison M. Zieve Public Citizen Litigation Group(202) 588-1000
    Counsel of Record1600 20th St., NW
Washington, DC  20009
azieve@citizen.org
Party name: Charles R. Riegel, et ux.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
    Counsel of Record1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
tolson@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Medtronic, Inc.
 
Kenneth S. Geller Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
kgeller@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Medtronic, Inc.
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
 
Timothy J. Dowling Community Rights Cousnel(202) 296-6889
1301 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 502
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Public Health Advocacy Institiute, 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, 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: AARP, et al.
 
Lisa Emily Heinzerling 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW (202) 662-9115
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Consumers Union of United States, Inc.
 
Edwin S. Kneedler Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ
Party name: Donna S. Riegel, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Charles R. Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.
 
Richard A. Samp Washington Legal Foundation(202) 588-0302
2009 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
rsamp@wlf.org
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation
 
William B. Schultz Zuckerman Spaeder LLP(202) 778-1800
1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20036
wschultz@zuckerman.com
Party name: Edward M.Kennedy, et al.
 
Daniel E. Troy Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8000
1501 K Street, NW
Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Advanced Medical Technology Association, et al.
 
Barbara D. Underwood Solicitor General(212) 416-8016
Office of the Attorney General
120 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, NY  10463
barbara.underwood@ag.ny.gov
Party name: New York, et al.
 
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 of America
 
Robert N. Weiner Arnold & Porter LLP(202) 942-5855
555 Twelfth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
RobertWeiner@aporter.com
Party name: Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.
 
Jeffrey R. White Center for Constitutional Litigation PC(202) 944-2839
777 6th Street, N.W., Suite 520
Washington, DC  20001-3723
jeffrey.white@cclfirm.com
Party name: American Association for Justice and Public Justice
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