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Docket Number15-457
Term2016
Full NameMicrosoft Corporation v. Seth Baker
Short NameMicrosoft Corporation v. Seth Baker
PetitionerMicrosoft Corporation
RespondentSeth Baker
Date Argued (Reargued)March 20, 2017
Date DecidedJune 12, 2017

Question Presented

Whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice. GRANTED LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHETHER A FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS HAS JURISDICTION UNDER BOTH ARTICLE III AND 28 U.S.C. ยง1291 TO REVIEW AN ORDER DENYING CLASS CERTIFICATION AFTER THE NAMED PLAINTIFFS VOLUNTARILY DISMISS THEIR INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS WITH PREJUDICE.

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FantasySCOTUS Crowd Prediction {Marshall}+ Algorithmic PredictionFinal SCOTUS Decision
8 Reverse
0 Affirm
5 Reverse
3 Affirm
8 Reverse
0 Affirm

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John G. Roberts, Jr.John G. Roberts, Jr.
57 (R)
Reverse
Anthony M. KennedyAnthony M. Kennedy
80 (R)
Reverse
Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
79 (R)
Reverse
Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
51 (R)
Reverse
Stephen G. BreyerStephen G. Breyer
65 (A)
Reverse
Samuel A. AlitoSamuel A. Alito
68 (R)
Reverse
Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
66 (A)
Reverse
Elena KaganElena Kagan
67 (A)
Reverse

Case Events

NoDateDescription
33 2017-03-21Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. For respondents: Peter K. Stris, Los Angeles, Cal.
32 2017-02-09CIRCULATED.
31 2017-02-06Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER. Also received SEALED pleadings.
30 2017-02-03Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
29 2017-02-03SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
28 2016-06-15Reply of petitioner Microsoft Corporation filed.
27 2016-05-23Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen, Inc. filed.
26 2016-05-23Brief amici curiae of Complex Litigation Law Professors filed.
25 2016-05-23Brief amicus curiae of Public Justice, P.C. filed.
24 2016-05-16Brief of respondents Seth Baker, et al. filed.
23 2016-03-18Brief amici curiae of Civil Procedure Scholars filed.
22 2016-03-18Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
21 2016-03-18Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.
20 2016-03-18Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
19 2016-03-17Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
18 2016-03-17Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
17 2016-03-11Brief of petitioner Microsoft Corporation filed.
16 2016-03-11Joint appendix filed.
15 2016-03-02The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including May 16, 2016.
14 2016-03-02The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including March 11, 2016.
13 2016-02-23Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
12 2016-01-15Petition GRANTED limited to the following Question: Whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction under both Article III and 28 U. S. C. 1291 to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their individual claims with prejudice.
11 2016-01-11DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
10 2015-12-22Reply of petitioner Microsoft Corporation filed. (Distributed)
9 2015-12-22DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
8 2015-12-14Brief of respondents Seth Baker, et al. in opposition filed.
7 2015-11-12Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
6 2015-11-12Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
5 2015-11-12Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.
4 2015-11-11Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
3 2015-10-28Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
2 2015-10-28Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 14, 2015.
1 2015-10-09Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 12, 2015)

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Adina H. RosenbaumPublic Citizen, Inc.AmicusPublic Citizen Litigation Group 1600 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 arosenbaum@citizen.org(202) 588-1000other
Brendan S. MaherSeth Baker, et al.Counsel of RecordStris & Maher LLP 6688 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1650 Dallas, TX 75206 brendan.maher@strismaher.com(213) 995-6805respondent
Cory L. AndrewsWashington Legal Foundation, et al.AmicusWashington Legal Foundation 2009 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 candrews@wlf.org(202)-588-0302other
Darren T. KaplanSeth Baker, et al.AmicusStueve Siegel Hanson, LLP 1359 Broadway, Suite 2001 New York, NY 10018 kaplan@stuevesiegel.com(212) 999-7370respondent
Deborah J. La FetraPacific Legal FoundationAmicusPacific Legal Foundation 930 G Street Sacramento, CA 95814 dlafetra@pacificlegal.org(916) 419-7111other
E. Joshua RosenkranzCivil Procedure ScholarsAmicusOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 51 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019-6142 jrosenkranz@orrick.com(212) 506-5000other
Jason L. LichtmanPublic Justice, P.C.AmicusLieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP 250 Hudson Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10013 jlichtman@lchb.com(212)-355-9500other
Jeffrey L. FisherMicrosoft CorporationAmicusStanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 jlfisher@law.stanford.edu(650) 724-7081petitioner
John H. BeisnerProduct Liability Advisory Council, Inc.AmicusSkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP 1440 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005 John.Beisner@skadden.com(202) 371-7000other
Mark W. MosierChamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al.AmicusCovington & Burling LLP One City Center 850 Tenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 mmosier@cov.com(202) 662-6000other
Mary MassaronDRI-The Voice of the Defense BarAmicusPlunkett Cooney 38505 Woodward Avenue Suite 2000 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 mmassaron@plunkettcooney.com(248) 901-4000other
Peter K. StrisSeth Baker, et al.AmicusStris & Maher LLP 725 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 1830 Los Angeles, CA 90017 peter.stris@strismaher.com(213) 995-6800respondent
Rishi BhandariComplex Litigation Law ProfessorsAmicusMandel Bhandari LLP 80 Pine Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10005 rb@mandelbhandari.com(212)-269-5600other
Stephen M. RummageMicrosoft CorporationCounsel of RecordDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98101-3045 steverummage@dwt.com(206) 622-3150petitioner
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