Docket for 12-1200
No. 12-1200
Title:
Executive Benefits Insurance Agency, Petitioner
v.
Peter H. Arkison, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc.
Docketed:April 3, 2013
Linked with 12A831
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(11-35162)
  Decision Date:December 4, 2012
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Feb 22 2013 Application (12A831) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 4, 2013 to April 3, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Mar 1 2013 Application (12A831) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until April 3, 2013.
Apr 3 2013 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 3, 2013)
May 3 2013 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 20, 2013.
May 20 2013 Brief of respondents Peter H. Arkison, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc. in opposition filed.
Jun 3 2013 Reply of petitioner Executive Benefits Insurance Agency filed.
Jun 4 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 24 2013 Petition GRANTED.
Jul 10 2013 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 9, 2013.
Jul 22 2013 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 8, 2013.
Aug 27 2013 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Aug 27 2013 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Sep 9 2013 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received.)
Sep 9 2013 Brief of petitioner Executive Benefits Insurance Agency filed.
Sep 16 2013 Brief amici curiae of Robert R. McCormick Foundation, et al. filed.
Sep 16 2013 Brief amicus curiae of NVIDIA Corporation in support of neither party filed.
Sep 16 2013 Brief amici curiae of Certain Tousa Defendants filed.
Sep 16 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Business Law Section of the Florida Bar in support of neither party filed.
Sep 16 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Kerr-McGee Corporation filed.
Nov 4 2013 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, Jaunuary 14, 2014.
Nov 5 2013 CIRCULATED
Nov 8 2013 Brief of respondent Peter H. Arkison, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 12 2013 Brief amici curiae of Professors Richard Aaron, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 14 2013 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Irving H. Picard, as Trustee of the Substantively Consolidated Estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard L. Madoff filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of TOUSA Liquidation Trustee filed.
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Professors S. Todd Brown, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Commercial Law League of America filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amici curiae of States of New Hampshire, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of American College of Bankruptcy filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2013 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 19 2013 Record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER. Record from the U.S.D.C. for Western District of Washington is also electronic and located on PACER.
Dec 9 2013 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Dec 9 2013 Reply of petitioner Executive Benefits Insurance Agency filed. (Distributed)
Jan 14 2014 Argued. For petitioner: Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Washington, D. C. For respondent: John Pottow, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Curtis E. Gannon, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Jun 9 2014 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 11 2014 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Douglas Hallward-Driemeier Ropes & Gray LLP(202) 508-4600
    Counsel of RecordOne Metro Center
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC  20005
Douglas.Hallward-Driemeier@ropesgray.com
Party name: Executive Benefits Insurance Agency
Attorneys for Respondent:
John A. E. Pottow University of Michigan Law School(734) 647-3736
    Counsel of Recordc/o 625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1215
pottow@umich.edu
Party name: Peter H. Arkison, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc.
 
Peter H. Arkison 103 East Holly Street(360) 671-0300
Suite 502
Bellingham, WA  98225-0000
peter@arkison.com
Party name: Peter H. Arkison, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc.
Other:
Pierre H. Bergeron Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L. L. P.(513) 361-1200
221 East Fourth Street
Suite 2900
Cincinnati, OH  45202
pierre.bergeron@squiresanders.com
Party name: American College of Bankruptcy
 
Mark S. Davies Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP(202) 339-8631
1152 15th Street NW
Washington, DE  20036
mark.davies@orrick.com
Party name: NVIDIA Corporation
 
Charles Fried 1563 Massachusetts Avenue(617) 495-4636
Cambridge, MA  02138
fried@law.harvard.edu
Party name: Robert R. McCormick Foundation, et al.
 
Curtis Gannon Assistant to the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Jonathan D. Hacker O'Melveny & Myers LLP(202) 383-5300
1625 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
jhacker@omm.com
Party name: Certain Tousa Defendants
 
Henry E. Hildebrand III. Standing Chapter 13 Trustee(615) 244-1101
P.O. Box 190664
Nashville, TN  37219-0422
hank13@ch13nsh.com
Party name: National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees
 
Jeffrey T. Kuntz 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000(954)-761-8111
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301
jkuntz@gray-robinson.com
Party name: Commercial Law League of America
 
Richard Lieb Research Professor of Law(212) 479-6020
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY  11439
llm@stjohns.edu
Party name: Professors Richard Aaron, et al.
 
Anne M. Rice Assistant Attorney General(603) 271-3650
NH Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH  03301
Party name: States of New Hampshire, et al.
 
Lynne F. Riley Casner & Edwards, LLP(617) 426-5900
303 Congress St.
Boston, MA  02210
riley@casneredwards.com
Party name: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
 
David B. Rivkin Jr. Baker & Hostetler LLP(202) 861-1731
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
drivkin@bakerlaw.com
Party name: Irving H. Picard, as Trustee of the Substantively Consolidated Estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard L. Madoff
 
Lawrence S. Robbins Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP(202) 775-4500
1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 411
Washington, DC  20006
lrobbins@robbinsrussell.com
Party name: TOUSA Liquidation Trustee
 
David B. Salmons Bingham McCutchen LLP(202) 373-6000
2020 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
david.salmons@bingham.com
Party name: Kerr-McGee Corporation
 
James R. Silkenat President(312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654
abapresident@americanbar.org
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Paul Steven Singerman Berger Singerman LLP(305) 714-4343
1450 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1900
Miami, FL  33131
singerman@bergersingerman.com
Party name: Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
 
Danielle Spinelli Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20006
danielle.spinelli@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Professors S. Todd Brown, et al.
 
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