Docket for 08-661
No. 08-661
Title:
American Needle, Inc., Petitioner
v.
National Football League, et al.
Docketed:November 19, 2008
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Case Nos.:(07-4006)
  Decision Date:August 18, 2008
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 17 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 19, 2008)
Dec 8 2008 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 21, 2009.
Jan 9 2009 Waiver of right of respondent Reebok International, Ltd. to respond filed.
Jan 21 2009 Brief of respondent National Football League in opposition filed.
Jan 21 2009 Brief amici curiae of National Basketball Association and NBA Properties filed.
Jan 21 2009 Brief amicus curiae of National Hockey League filed.
Feb 4 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2009.
Feb 23 2009 The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 28 2009 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 8 2009 Supplemental brief of petitioner American Needle, Inc. filed. (Distributed).
Jun 9 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2009.
Jun 29 2009 Petition GRANTED.
Jul 10 2009 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 18, 2009.
Jul 10 2009 The time within which to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including November 17, 2009.
Jul 24 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Aug 31 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the NFL respondents
Sep 16 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent Reebok International Lltd..
Sep 18 2009 Brief of petitioner American Needle, Inc. filed.
Sep 18 2009 Joint appendix filed (two volumes). Statement of costs received.
Sep 24 2009 Brief amici curiae of Economists Robert Baade, et al. filed.
Sep 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of American Antitrust Institute and Consumer Federation of America filed.
Sep 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of National Football League Players Association, et al. filed.
Sep 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of Merchant Trade Associations filed.
Sep 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of National Football League Coaches Association filed.
Nov 2 2009 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 13, 2010.
Nov 17 2009 Brief of respondent Reebok International, Ltd. filed.
Nov 17 2009 Brief of respondent National Football League filed.
Nov 19 2009 Record for the U.S.C.A. for 7th Circuit is electronic.
Nov 23 2009 CIRCULATED.
Nov 23 2009 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 24 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Arts, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2009 Partial opposition of petitioner to motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument.
Nov 24 2009 Opposition of respondents to motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument.
Nov 24 2009 Brief amicus curiae of National Hockey League filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2009 Brief amicus curiae of National Collegiate Athletic Association filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2009 Brief amici curiae of National Basketball Association and NBA Properties filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2009 Brief amicus curiae of VF Imagewear, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2009 Brief amicus curiae of ATP Tour, Inc., et al. filed.
Nov 24 2009 Brief amici curiae of MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2009 Brief amici curiae of Economists George Daly, et al. filed.
Dec 14 2009 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. and the time is allocated as follows: 30 minutes for petitioner, 10 minutes for the Solicitor General, and 30 minutes for respondents.
Dec 17 2009 Reply of petitioner American Needle, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2009 Record recieved from U.S.D.C. for Northern District of Illinois. (1 box) Remainder of this record is electronic.
Jan 13 2010 Argued. For petitioner: Glen D. Nager, Washington, D.C. For United States as amicus curiae: Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Gregg H. Levy, Washington, D.C.
May 24 2010 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Stevens, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jun 25 2010 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jun 25 2010 Record returned to the USDC for the Northern District of Illinois. 1-box.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Glen D. Nager Jones Day(202) 879-3939
    Counsel of Record51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
gdnager@jonesday.com
Party name: American Needle, Inc.
 
Jeffrey Martin Carey 790 Frontage Road (847) 441-2480
Suite 306
Northfield, IL  60093
Party name: American Needle, Inc.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Timothy B. Hardwicke Sears Tower, Suite 5800(312) 876-7619
    Counsel of Record233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60606
Party name: Reebok International, Ltd.
 
Gregg H. Levy Covington & Burling LLP(202) 662-5292
    Counsel of Record1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20004
glevy@cov.com
Party name: National Football League
Other:
W. Joseph Bruckner Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP(612) 339-6900
100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2179
Party name: Merchant Trade Associations
 
Richard M. Brunell Director of Legal Advocacy(202) 600-9640
American Antitrust Institute
2919 Ellicott St., N.W.
Washington, DC  20008
rbrunell@antitrustinstitute.org
Party name: American Antitrust Institute and Consumer Federation of America
 
Craig C. Corbitt Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP(415) 693-0700
44 Montgomery St., Suite 3400
San Francisco, CA
Party name: Economists Robert Baade, et al.
 
Gregory L. Curtner Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC(734) 663-2445
101 N. Main Street, Seventh Floor
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
curtner@millercanfield.com
Party name: National Collegiate Athletic Association
 
Shepard Goldfein Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP(212) 735-3000
Four Times Square
New York, NY  10036
sgoldfein@skadden.com
Party name: National Hockey League
 
Elena Kagan Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
Jeffrey L. Kessler Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP(212)-259-8000
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10019-6092
jkessler@dl.com
Party name: National Football League Players Association, et al.
 
Roy I. Liebman 460 West 34th Street, 4th Floor(212) 340-0647
New York, NY  10001
rliebman@counselpress.com
Party name: National Football League Coaches Association
 
James T. McKeown Foley & Lardner LLP(414) 271-2400
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53202
Party name: Economists George Daly, et al.
 
Jeffrey A. Mishkin Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom(212) 735-3000
Four Times Square
New York, NY  10036
Party name: National Basketball Association and NBA Properties
 
Stephen M. Nickelsburg Clifford Chance US LLP(202) 912-5000
2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006-1001
steve.nickelsburg@cliffordchance.com
Party name: Electronic Arts, Inc.
 
Bradley I. Ruskin Proskauer Rose LLP(212) 969-3000
1585 Broadway
New York, NY  10036
bruskin@proskauer.com
Party name: ATP Tour, Inc., et al.
 
Ryan A. Shores Hunton & Williams LLP(202) 955-1521
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue,NW
Washington, DC  20037
rshores@hunton.com
Party name: MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.
 
Mark E. Solomons Greenberg Traurig LLP(202) 533-2362
2101 L Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20037
Solomonsm@gtlaw.com
Party name: VF Imagewear, Inc.
 
Malcolm L. Stewart Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
malcolm.l.stewart@usjoj.gov
Party name: American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, et al.