Decided

No. 15-255

Melba Acosta-Febo, 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

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)

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

CIRCULATED.

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

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

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, et al.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Melba Acosta-Febo, et al. filed. VIDED.

Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 15-233 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 Melba Acosta-Febo, 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 Bahatia, President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.

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 30, 2015)

Parties

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

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, 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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