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Docket Number 15-457
Term 2016
Full Name Microsoft Corporation v. Seth Baker
Short Name Microsoft Corporation v. Seth Baker
Petitioner Microsoft Corporation
Respondent Seth Baker
Date Argued (Reargued) March 20, 2017
Date Decided

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. §1291 TO REVIEW AN ORDER DENYING CLASS CERTIFICATION AFTER THE NAMED PLAINTIFFS VOLUNTARILY DISMISS THEIR INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS WITH PREJUDICE.

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Case Events

No Date Description
33 2017-03-21 Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. For respondents: Peter K. Stris, Los Angeles, Cal.
32 2017-02-09 CIRCULATED.
31 2017-02-06 Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER. Also received SEALED pleadings.
30 2017-02-03 Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
29 2017-02-03 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
28 2016-06-15 Reply of petitioner Microsoft Corporation filed.
27 2016-05-23 Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen, Inc. filed.
26 2016-05-23 Brief amici curiae of Complex Litigation Law Professors filed.
25 2016-05-23 Brief amicus curiae of Public Justice, P.C. filed.
24 2016-05-16 Brief of respondents Seth Baker, et al. filed.
23 2016-03-18 Brief amici curiae of Civil Procedure Scholars filed.
22 2016-03-18 Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
21 2016-03-18 Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.
20 2016-03-18 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
19 2016-03-17 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
18 2016-03-17 Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
17 2016-03-11 Brief of petitioner Microsoft Corporation filed.
16 2016-03-11 Joint appendix filed.
15 2016-03-02 The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including May 16, 2016.
14 2016-03-02 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including March 11, 2016.
13 2016-02-23 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
12 2016-01-15 Petition 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 2016-01-11 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
10 2015-12-22 Reply of petitioner Microsoft Corporation filed. (Distributed)
9 2015-12-22 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
8 2015-12-14 Brief of respondents Seth Baker, et al. in opposition filed.
7 2015-11-12 Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
6 2015-11-12 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
5 2015-11-12 Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.
4 2015-11-11 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
3 2015-10-28 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
2 2015-10-28 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 14, 2015.
1 2015-10-09 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 12, 2015)

Case Counsels

Name Party Name Description Address Phone Type
Adina H. Rosenbaum Public Citizen, Inc. Amicus Public Citizen Litigation Group 1600 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 arosenbaum@citizen.org (202) 588-1000 other
Brendan S. Maher Seth Baker, et al. Counsel of Record Stris & Maher LLP 6688 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1650 Dallas, TX 75206 brendan.maher@strismaher.com (213) 995-6805 respondent
Cory L. Andrews Washington Legal Foundation, et al. Amicus Washington Legal Foundation 2009 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 candrews@wlf.org (202)-588-0302 other
Darren T. Kaplan Seth Baker, et al. Amicus Stueve Siegel Hanson, LLP 1359 Broadway, Suite 2001 New York, NY 10018 kaplan@stuevesiegel.com (212) 999-7370 respondent
Deborah J. La Fetra Pacific Legal Foundation Amicus Pacific Legal Foundation 930 G Street Sacramento, CA 95814 dlafetra@pacificlegal.org (916) 419-7111 other
E. Joshua Rosenkranz Civil Procedure Scholars Amicus Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 51 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019-6142 jrosenkranz@orrick.com (212) 506-5000 other
Jason L. Lichtman Public Justice, P.C. Amicus Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP 250 Hudson Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10013 jlichtman@lchb.com (212)-355-9500 other
Jeffrey L. Fisher Microsoft Corporation Amicus Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 jlfisher@law.stanford.edu (650) 724-7081 petitioner
John H. Beisner Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. Amicus Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP 1440 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005 John.Beisner@skadden.com (202) 371-7000 other
Mark W. Mosier Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. Amicus Covington & Burling LLP One City Center 850 Tenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 mmosier@cov.com (202) 662-6000 other
Mary Massaron DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar Amicus Plunkett Cooney 38505 Woodward Avenue Suite 2000 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 mmassaron@plunkettcooney.com (248) 901-4000 other
Peter K. Stris Seth Baker, et al. Amicus Stris & Maher LLP 725 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 1830 Los Angeles, CA 90017 peter.stris@strismaher.com (213) 995-6800 respondent
Rishi Bhandari Complex Litigation Law Professors Amicus Mandel Bhandari LLP 80 Pine Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10005 rb@mandelbhandari.com (212)-269-5600 other
Stephen M. Rummage Microsoft Corporation Counsel of Record Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98101-3045 steverummage@dwt.com (206) 622-3150 petitioner
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