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Docket for 08-1314
No. 08-1314
Title:
Delbert Williamson, et al., Petitioners
v.
Mazda Motor of America, Inc., et al.
Docketed:April 24, 2009
Lower Ct:Court of Appeal of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three
  Case Nos.:(G038845)
  Decision Date:October 22, 2008
  Rehearing Denied:November 18, 2008
Discretionary Court  
  Decision Date:February 11, 2009
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Apr 22 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 26, 2009)
May 19 2009 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 25, 2009.
Jun 25 2009 Brief of respondent Mazda Motor of America, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 8 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2009.
Oct 5 2009 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Apr 23 2010 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
May 4 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 20, 2010.
May 4 2010 Supplemental brief of respondents filed. (Distributed)
May 24 2010 Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jun 8 2010 The joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is due on or before July 30, 2010.
Jun 8 2010 Respondents' brief on the merits is due on or before September 21, 2010.
Jul 7 2010 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Jul 9 2010 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Jul 30 2010 Brief of petitioners Delbert Williamson, et al. filed.
Jul 30 2010 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Aug 5 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Attorneys Information Exchange Group filed.
Aug 6 2010 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Aug 6 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Aug 6 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Public Justice, P.C. filed.
Aug 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Illinois, et al. filed.
Aug 6 2010 Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed.
Aug 20 2010 CIRCULATED.
Aug 24 2010 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, November 3, 2010.
Sep 7 2010 Justice Kagan is recused in this case.
Sep 13 2010 Record received from Court of Appeal of California, Fourth Appellate District, Div. 3. (1 box)
Sep 20 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 21 2010 Brief of respondents Mazda Motor of America, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 28 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed)
Sep 28 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association filed. (Distributed)
Sep 28 2010 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 28 2010 Brief amici curiae of Grocery Manufacturers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 28 2010 Brief amici curiae of Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 28 2010 Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed. (Distributed)
Oct 18 2010 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Oct 20 2010 Reply of petitioners Delbert Williamson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 1 2010 Proposed lodging from counsel for the respondents.
Nov 3 2010 Argued. For petitioners: Martin N. Buchanan, San Diego, Cal.; and William M. Jay, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondnets: Gregory G. Garre, Washington, D. C.
Feb 23 2011 Judgment REVERSED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a concurring opinion. Thomas, J., filed and opinion concurring in the judgment. Kagan, J. took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
Mar 28 2011 MANDATE ISSUED.
Aug 2 2011 Record returned to Court of Appeal of California, Fourth Appellate District Div 3.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Martin N. Buchanan Law Offices of Martin N. Buchanan(619) 238-2426
    Counsel of Record655 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA  92101
martin@martinbuchanan.com
Party name: Delbert Williamson, et al.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Mark Vincent Berry Bowman and Brooke, LLP(310) 768-3068
    Counsel of Record879 West 190th Street, Suite 700
Gardena, CA  90248
mark.berry@bowmanandbrooke.com
Party name: Mazda Motor of America, Inc., et al.
 
Gregory G. Garre Latham & Watkins, LLP(202) 637-2207
    Counsel of Record555 11th Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20004
gregory.garre@lw.com
Party name: Mazda Motor of America, Inc., et al.
Other:
H. Christopher Bartolomucci Hogan Lovells US LLP(202) 637-5810
555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
christopher.bartolomucci@hoganlovells.com
Party name: Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
 
Paul D. Clement Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
1919 M Street, N.W.
Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
pclement@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, et al.
 
Larry E. Coben Coben & Associates(480) 515-4745
8710 East Vista Bonita Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85255
LCoben@cobenlaw.com
Party name: Attorneys Information Exchange Group
 
Robert R. Gasaway Kirkland & Ellis LLP(202) 879-5000
655 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005
robert.gasaway@kirkland.com
Party name: Grocery Manufacturers Association, et al.
 
Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ
Party name: United States
 
Charles H. Moellenberg Jr. Jones Day(412) 391-3939
500 Grant Street, Suite 3100
Pittsburgh, PA  15219-2502
Party name: Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.
 
Mary Massaron Ross President of DRI(312) 795-1101
DRI- The Voice of the Defense Bar
55 West Monroe
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  6063
mmassaron@plunkettcooney.com
Party name: DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
 
Michael A. Scodro Solicitor General(312) 814-3312
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60601
mscodro@atg.state.il.us
Party name: Illinois, 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
 
Matthew W.H. Wessler Public Justice, P.C.(202) 797-8600
1825 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC  20006
mwessler@publicjustice.net
Party name: Public Justice, P.C.
 
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
 
Elizabeth B. Wydra Constitutional Accountability Center(202) 296-6889
1200 18th St., N.W., Suite 501
Washington, DC  20036
elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Party name: Constitutional Accountability Center
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