Docket for 06-856
No. 06-856
Title:
James LaRue, Petitioner
v.
DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al.
Docketed:December 21, 2006
Linked with 07A306
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(05-1756)
  Decision Date:June 19, 2006
  Rehearing Denied:August 8, 2006
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 6 2006 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 22, 2007)
Jan 16 2007 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioner
Jan 22 2007 Brief of respondents DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 22 2007 Brief amici curiae of Seven Law Professors filed.
Feb 7 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 23, 2007.
Feb 8 2007 Reply of petitioner James LaRue filed. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2007 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 18 2007 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 29 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 14, 2007.
Jun 4 2007 Supplemental brief of respondents DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 18 2007 Petition GRANTED.
Jul 5 2007 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner James LaRue.
Jul 23 2007 Motion to dismiss the writ of certiorari filed by respondents DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al. (Distributed)
Jul 25 2007 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2007.
Jul 27 2007 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 30 2007 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 7, 2007.
Aug 2 2007 Petitioner's opposition to respondents' motion to dismiss filed. (Distributed)
Aug 6 2007 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Aug 7 2007 Reply of respondent to petitioner's opposition of motion to dismiss filed. (Distributed)
Aug 7 2007 Brief amicus curiae of AARP filed.
Aug 7 2007 Brief of petitioner James LaRue filed.
Aug 7 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Pension Rights Center filed.
Aug 7 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Self Insurance Institute of America, Inc. filed.
Aug 7 2007 Brief amici curiae of Eleven Law Professors filed.
Aug 7 2007 Brief amicus curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association filed.
Aug 7 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Air Line Pilots Association, International filed.
Aug 20 2007 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Aug 29 2007 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of respondents received from counsel for the respondents.
Sep 6 2007 Extension of time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits to and including September 13, 2007.
Sep 11 2007 Brief amicus curiae of ERISA Industry Commitittee filed.
Sep 11 2007 Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Sep 11 2007 Brief of respondents DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al. filed.
Sep 13 2007 Brief amicus curiae of American Council of Life Insurers filed.
Sep 18 2007 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 20 2007 Letter received from counsel for respondents. (Distributed)
Sep 20 2007 Letter received from counsel for petitioner. (Distributed)
Sep 25 2007 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Sep 25 2007 Motion of respondents DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al. to dismiss the writ of certiorari DENIED.
Oct 10 2007 Application (07A306) for an extension of time within which to file petitioner's reply brief on the merits from October 16, 2007, to October 25, 2007, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 11 2007 Application (07A306) granted by The Chief Justice for an extension of time within which to file petitioner's reply brief on the merits from October 16, 2007, to October 25, 2007.
Oct 15 2007 SET FOR ARGUMENT Monday, November 26, 2007.
Oct 19 2007 Record received from U.S.C.A. for the Fourth Circuit. (1 envelope)
Oct 24 2007 Record received from U.S.D.C. for the District of South Carolina. ( 1 envelope)
Oct 25 2007 Reply of petitioner James LaRue filed. (Distributed)
Oct 30 2007 CIRCULATED.
Nov 26 2007 Argued. For petitioner: Peter K. Stris, Costa Mesa, Cal., and Matthew D. Roberts, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Thomas P. Gies, Washington, D.C.
Feb 20 2008 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Stevens, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Roberts, C. J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Kennedy, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Scalia, J., joined.
Mar 24 2008 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Apr 3 2008 Acknowledgement of receipt (03/28/08) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Peter K. Stris Stris & Maher LLP(214) 224-0091
    Counsel of Record1920 Abrams Parkway, # 430
Dallas, TX  75214
Party name: James LaRue
Attorneys for Respondents:
Thomas P. Gies Crowell & Moring LLP(202) 624-2500
    Counsel of Record1001 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20004
tgies@crowell.com
Party name: DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al.
Other:
John E. Barry Wiley Rein LLP(202) 719-7000
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: Self Insurance Institute of America, Inc.
 
Mark A. Casciari 131 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 2400(312) 460-5000
Chicago, IL  60603
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al.
 
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
 
Jeffrey Greg Lewis Lewis Feinberg Lee Renaker & Jackson, PC(510) 839-6824
476 9th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
jlewis@lewisfeinberg.com
Party name: National Employment Lawyers Association
 
Marc I. Machiz One South Broad Street, Suite 1850(215) 825-4010
Philadelphia, PA  19107-3426
Party name: Pension Rights Center
 
Paul A. Montuori Law Offices of Paul A. Montuori, PC(516)-338-4714
265 Post Avenue, Suite 270
Westbury, NY  11590
Party name: Eleven Law Professors
 
Jani K. Rachelson Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP(212) 563-4100
330 West 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036-6976
Party name: Air Line Pilots Association, International
 
Matthew D. Roberts Assistant to the Solicitor General
Solicitor General's Office
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: James LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., et al.
 
Peter J. Rusthoven Barnes & Thornburg LLP(317) 236-1313
11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN  46204
peter.rusthoven@btlaw.com
Party name: American Council of Life Insurers
 
Mary Ellen Signorille AARP Foundation Litigation(202) 434-2060
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC  20049
msignorille@aarp.org
Party name: AARP
 
John M. Vine Covington & Burling(202) 662-6000
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20044
Party name: ERISA Industry Commitittee