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Docket for 10-879
No. 10-879
Title:
Gloria Gail Kurns, Executrix of the Estate of George M. Corson, Deceased, et al., Petitioners
v.
Railroad Friction Products Corporation, et al.
Docketed:January 6, 2011
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  Case Nos.:(09-1634)
  Decision Date:September 9, 2010
  Rehearing Denied:October 5, 2010
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jan 3 2011 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 7, 2011)
Jan 31 2011 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 9, 2011, for all respondents.
Mar 9 2011 Brief of respondent Railroad Friction Products Corporation. in opposition filed.
Mar 9 2011 Brief of respondent Viad Corp in opposition filed.
Mar 23 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 15, 2011.
May 17 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2011.
May 17 2011 Supplemental brief of respondent Viad Corp filed. (Distributed)
May 18 2011 Supplemental brief of respondent Railroad Friction Products Corporation. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 6 2011 Petition GRANTED.
Jul 14 2011 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Jul 14 2011 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 12, 2011.
Jul 14 2011 The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 3, 2011.
Aug 8 2011 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Aug 12 2011 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for Viad Corp. and Railroad Friction Products Corp.
Aug 12 2011 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Aug 12 2011 Brief of petitioners Gloria Gail Kurns, Executrix of the Estate of George M. Corson, Deceased, et al. filed.
Aug 17 2011 Record from U.S.C.A. for 3rd Circuit is electronic..
Aug 19 2011 Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Aug 19 2011 CIRCULATED.
Aug 19 2011 Brief amici curiae of Public Law Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Aug 19 2011 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees filed. (Distributed)
Aug 19 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Public Justice, P.C. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 19 2011 Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. (Distributed)
Aug 19 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Aug 22 2011 Record received from U.S.D.C. for Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Court of Common Plea of Philadelphia. (2 boxes)
Oct 3 2011 Brief of Railroad Friction Products Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Railroads filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2011 Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
Oct 7 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council filed. (Distributed)
Oct 11 2011 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Manufacturers filed. (Distributed)
Oct 11 2011 Brief amicus curiae of ThyssenKrupp Budd Company filed. (Distributed)
Oct 11 2011 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Oct 11 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Griffin Wheel Company filed. (Distributed)
Oct 11 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed)
Oct 11 2011 Brief amicus curiae of General Electric Corporation filed. (Distributed)
Oct 11 2011 Brief amicus curiae of John Crane Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 28 2011 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 28 2011 Reply of petitioners Gloria Gail Kurns, Executrix of the Estate of George M. Corson, Deceased, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 9 2011 Argued. For petitioners: David C. Frederick, Washington, D. C.; and Sarah E. Harrington, Assitant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Jonathan D. Hacker, Washington, D. C.
Feb 29 2012 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Kagan, J., filed a concurring opinion. Sotomayor, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Ginsburg and Breyer, JJ., joined.
Apr 2 2012 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 22 2012 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for the Third Circuit - 1 envelope.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
David C. Frederick Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202) 326-7900
    Counsel of Record1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
dfrederick@khhte.com
Party name: Gloria Gail Kurns, Executrix of the Estate of George M. Corson, Deceased, et al.
 
Richard P. Myers Paul, Reich & Myers, P.C.(215) 735-9200
1608 Walnut Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA  19103
rpmyers@prmpclaw.com
Party name: Gloria Gail Kurns, et al.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Jonathan D. Hacker O'Melveny & Myers LLP(202) 383-5300
    Counsel of Record1625 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
jhacker@omm.com
Party name: Viad Corp.
 
James C. Martin Reed Smith LLP(412) 288-3131
    Counsel of Record225 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
jcmartin@reedsmith.com
Party name: Railroad Friction Products Corporation
 
Amy J. Kallal Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass(212) 804-4200
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY  10004-1486
akallal@moundcotton.com
Other:
Mark A. Behrens Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP(202) 783-8400
1155 F Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: National Association of Manufacturers
 
R. Matthew Cairns President, DRI(312) 795-1101
The Voice of the Defense Bar
55 West Monroe St., Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60603
cairns@gcglaw.com
Party name: DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
 
Paul D. Clement Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
1919 M Street, N.W., Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
pclement@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: General Electric Corporation
 
Marc C. Greco 580 E. Main Street Suite 600(757)-625-6787
Norfolk, VA  23510
marc@glasserlaw.com
Party name: National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees
 
Sarah Elaine Harrington Assistant to the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: Gloria Gail Kurns, Executrix of the Estate of George M. Corson, Deceased, et al. v. Railroad Friction Products Corporation, et al.
 
Jonathan M. Hoffman Martin Bischoff Templeton Langslet & Hoffman, LLP(503) 224-3113
888 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
Portland, OR  97204
jhoffman@martinbischoff.com
Party name: Product Liability Advisory Council
 
Larry D. Ottaway Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom(405) 232-4633
201 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
Suite 1200
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
larryottaway@oklahomacounsel.com
Party name: Griffin Wheel Company
 
Michael A. Pollard Baker & McKenzie LLP(312) 861-2786
130 East Randolph Drive
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL  60601
michael.pollard@bakermckenzie.com
Party name: John Crane Inc.
 
Joseph E. Richotte Butzel Long, P.C.(313)-225-7045
150 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 100
Detroit, MI  48226
richotte@butzel.com
Party name: ThyssenKrupp Budd Company
 
Brent M. Rosenthal Rosenthal Pennington LLP(214) 453-2500
6116 N. Central Expy., Suite 301
Dallas, TX  75206
brosenthal@rpattorneys.com
Party name: Public Justice, P.C.
 
John D. Roven 2190 North Loop West, Suite 410(713)-465-8522
Houston, TX  77018
jroven@rovenlaw.com
Party name: Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
 
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
 
Daniel Saphire Association of American Railroads (202) 639-2505
425 3rd Street, S.W.
Washington, DC  20024
dsaphire@aar.org
Party name: Association of American Railroads
 
Gene Schaerr Winston & Strawn LLP(202) 282-5000
1700 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
gschaerr@winston.com
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: the United States
 
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
 
Ernest A. Young 203 Strolling Way(919) 360-7718
Durham, NC  27708
young@law.duke.edu
Party name: Public Law Scholars
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