Docket for 08-678
No. 08-678
Title:
Mohawk Industries, Inc., Petitioner
v.
Norman Carpenter
Docketed:November 24, 2008
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  Case Nos.:(07-15208-GG, 07-15691-GG)
  Decision Date:August 26, 2008
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 20 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 24, 2008)
Dec 23 2008 Brief of respondent Norman Carpenter in opposition filed.
Jan 6 2009 Reply of petitioner Mohawk Industries, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 7 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 23, 2009.
Jan 26 2009 Petition GRANTED.
Feb 13 2009 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including April 13, 2009.
Apr 10 2009 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is further extended to and including April 27, 2009.
Apr 27 2009 Joint appendix filed. Statement of costs received.
Apr 27 2009 Brief of petitioner Mohawk Industries, Inc. filed.
May 4 2009 Brief amicus curiae of DRI - Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
May 4 2009 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
May 4 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
May 6 2009 The time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 26, 2009.
Jun 23 2009 The time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits is further extended to and including July 6, 2009.
Jul 6 2009 Brief of respondent Norman Carpenter filed.
Jul 13 2009 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jul 13 2009 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jul 13 2009 Brief amici curiae of Former Article III Judges and Law professors filed.
Jul 16 2009 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, October 5, 2009.
Jul 17 2009 CIRCULATED.
Aug 5 2009 Reply of petitioner Mohawk Industries, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 17 2009 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Sep 1 2009 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 11th Circuit. (1 Box)
Oct 5 2009 Argued. For petitioner: Randall L. Allen, Atlanta, Ga. For respondent: Judith Resnik, New Haven, Conn.; and Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Oct 19 2009 Letter, dated October 15, 2009, received from counsel for the respondents. (Distributed).
Dec 8 2009 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined, and in which Thomas, J., joined, as to Part II-C. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.
Jan 11 2010 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Randall L. Allen Alston & Bird LLP(404) 881-7000
    Counsel of Record1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA  30309-3424
randall.allen@alston.com
Party name: Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Jonathan Craig Smith Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC(203)-336-4421
    Counsel of Record350 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT  06604
csmith@koskoff.com
Party name: Norman Carpenter
 
Judith Resnik 127 Wall Street(203) 432-1447
New Haven, CT  06511
judith.resnik@yale.edu
Party name: Norman Carpenter
Other:
Paul D. Clement Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
1919 M Street, N.W.
Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
pclement@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
 
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
 
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: Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Norman Carpenter
 
Constantine L. Trela Jr. Sidley Austin, LLP (312) 853-7293
One South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60603
ctrela@sidley.com
Party name: DRI - Voice of the Defense Bar
 
Stephen I. Vladeck 4801 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. (202)-274-4241
Washington, DC  20016
svladeck@wcl.american.edu
Party name: Former Article III Judges and Law professors
 
H. Thomas Wells Jr. President(312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654
Party name: American Bar Association