Decided

No. 15-233

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, et al. v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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Docket Entries

Record from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit has been returned.

JUDGMENT ISSUED

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, J., joined. Alito, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of these cases. VIDED

Argued. For petitioners: Christopher Landau, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Matthew D. McGill, Washington, D. C. VIDED

Reply of petitioners Melba Acosta-Febo, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Reply of petitioners Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Scotiabank de Puerto Rico, as Agent for Local Bank Lenders to PREPA filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief of respondents Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Record received from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of Joint Appendix. (1 Box)

Record received from U.S.D.C. District of Puerto Rico is electronic and located on PACER.

CIRCULATED.

Record requested from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit.

SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 22, 2016. VIDED

Brief amicus curiae of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority filed. VIDED.

Brief amici curiae of Fundacion Angel Ramos, Inc., et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, et al. filed. VIDED.

Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association. VIDED.

Brief amici curiae of Professors Clayton P. Gillette and David A. Skeel, Jr. filed. VIDED.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC ("BlueMountain"). VIDED

Brief amici curiae of Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico, et al. filed. VIDED.

Joint appendix filed. (Two Volumes) VIDED. (Statement of costs filed)

Brief of petitioners Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, et al. filed.

Brief of petitioners Melba Acosta-Febo, et al. filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Gregorio Igartua filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the respondents.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioners.

Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Fundacion Angel Ramos, Inc., et al. GRANTED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.

Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 15-255 is GRANTED. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of these petitions.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.

Reply of petitioners Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, et al. filed. (Distributed)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.

Brief of respondents Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.

Brief of respondent BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC in opposition filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Eduardo Bhatia, President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.

Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Fundacion Angel Ramos, Inc., et al.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 23, 2015, for all respondents.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 23, 2015)

Parties

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, et al., Petitioner, represented by Christopher Landau

Melba Acosta-Febo, et al., Petitioner, represented by Martin J. Bienenstock

BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, Respondent, represented by Matthew D. McGill

Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, et al., Respondent, represented by Thomas Moers Mayer

Amici Curiae

Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Mark Anthony Bimbela

Eduardo Bhatia, President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Amicus Curiae, represented by Carlos A. Del Valle Cruz

Fundacion Angel Ramos, Inc., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jose L. Nieto-Mingo

Gregorio Igartua, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gregorio Igartua

LatinoJustice PRLDEF, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Edward H. Tillinghast II.

Professors Clayton P. Gillette and David A. Skeel, Jr., Amicus Curiae, represented by Randy A. Hertz

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Amicus Curiae, represented by Lewis J. Liman

Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Luis Sanchez-Betances

Scotiabank de Puerto Rico, as Agent for Local Bank Lenders to PREPA, Amicus Curiae, represented by George T. Conway III.

The Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers, Amicus Curiae, represented by Marc Elliot Kasowitz

The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by William S. Consovoy

 
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