Argued

No. 22-1078

Warner Chappell Music, Inc., et al. v. Sherman Nealy, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

See other cases from the Eleventh Circuit.

Docket Entries

Argued. For petitioners: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Joe Wesley Earnhardt, New York, N. Y.; and Yaira Dubin, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)

Reply of petitioners Warner Chappell Music, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.

Brief amici curiae of The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Former Register of Copyrights Ralph Oman filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Society of Entertainment & Arts Lawyers filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED.

Record received from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The record is electronic and is available on PACER.

Partial record received from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The record is electronic and is available on PACER.

Record requested from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Brief of respondents Sherman Nealy, et al. filed.

Brief of Sherman Nealy, et al. not accepted for filing. (January 09, 2024--Corrected PDF and hard copy served on 1/5/24.)

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

Brief amicus curiae of Recording Industry Association of America filed.

Brief amicus curiae of McHale & Slavin, P.A. in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation, Authors Alliance, American Library Association an Association of Research Libraries filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Publishers filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Southwestern Law Student Krystina Cavazos, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Tyler T. Ochoa in support of neither party filed.

Brief of petitioners Warner Chappell Music, Inc., et al. filed.

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners GRANTED.

Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including November 24, 2023. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including January 5, 2024.

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners Warner Chappell Music, Inc., et al.

Motion for an extension of time file the briefs on the merits filed.

Petition GRANTED limited to the following question: Whether, under the discovery accrual rule applied by the circuit courts and the Copyright Act's statute of limitations for civil actions, 17 U. S. C. §507(b), a copyright plaintiff can recover damages for acts that allegedly occurred more than three years before the filing of a lawsuit.

Reply of petitioners Warner Chappell Music, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/26/2023.

Brief of respondents Sherman Nealy, et al. in opposition filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.

Brief amici curiae of Recording Industry Association of America and National Music Publishers’ Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of Krystina L. Cavazos, et al. filed

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 5, 2023)

Parties

Warner Chappell Music, Inc., et al., Petitioner, represented by Kannon K. Shanmugam

Sherman Nealy, et al., Respondent, represented by Chelsea Ann Lewis

Sherman Nealy, et al., Respondent, represented by Antony L. Ryan

Sherman Nealy, et al., Respondent, represented by Joe Wesley Earnhardt

Sherman Nealy, et al., Respondent, represented by Robert Allen Rosenberg

Amici Curiae

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Benjamin James Siders

Association of American Publishers, Amicus Curiae, represented by Nicole Bergstrom

Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Adam G. Unikowsky

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Authors Alliance, American Library Association an Association of Research Libraries, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Barclay

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Authors Alliance, American Library Association an Association of Research Libraries, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mitchell Leff Stoltz

Former Register of Copyrights Ralph Oman, Amicus Curiae, represented by Vincent Gregory Levy

McHale & Slavin, P.A., Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew David Lockton

National Society of Entertainment & Arts Lawyers, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott Alan Burroughs

Recording Industry Association of America and National Music Publishers’ Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Elaine Janet Goldenberg

Southwestern Law Student Krystina Cavazos, Brynn Bodair, Orly avid, Robert C. Lind, and Michael Epstein, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Meredith Epstein

The Authors Guild, Inc., The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, The Graphic Artists Guild, The Romance Writers of America, The Songwriters Guild of America, Inc. and the Textbook & Academic Authors Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Benjamin Hans Diessel

Tyler T. Ochoa, Amicus Curiae, represented by Tyler Trent Ochoa

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Elizabeth B. Prelogar

 
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