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Ackerley Communications v. City of Cambridge, 135 F.3d 210 (1st Cir. 1998)

Appellant's Opening Brief

AmChem Prods., Inc. v. Windsor, 521 U.S. 591 (1997)

Brief for Petitioners

American Ins. Ass'n v. Garamendi, 539 U.S. 396 (2003)

Petition for Certiorari
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief (merits stage)
Reply Brief (cert. stage)

American Ins. Ass'n v. Low, 534 U.S. 1120 (2002) (cert. dismissed)

Petition for Certiorari

American Isuzu Motors, Inc. v. Ntsebeza, 553 U.S. 1028 (2008)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply brief

American Nat'l Red Cross v. SG & AE, 505 U.S. 247 (1992)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief for the Petitioner
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

American Trucking Ass'ns, Inc. v. Scheiner, 483 U.S. 266 (1987)

Brief for Appellants

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011)

Reply Brief (merits stage)
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Brief for Petitioner
Reply Brief for Petitioners (cert stage)

Babbitt v. Philips Petroleum Co., 514 U.S. 1092 (1995) (order)

Brief in Opposition

BASF Corp. v. Peterson, 544 U.S. 1012 (2005)

Petition for Certiorari

BASF Corp. v. Peterson, 549 U.S. 1047 (2006)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Bell Atlantic Corporation, et al., v. William Twombly, et al., 550 U.S. 544 (2007)

Petition for A Writ of Certiorari
Brief for Petitioners

BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corp. v. Tennessee Regulatory Authority, 537 U.S. 1189 (2003)

Petition for certiorari
Reply brief for petitioner

BMW of N. Am. v. Gore, 517 U.S. 559 (1996)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Brief for the Petitioner

Boeing Co. v. United States, 535 U.S. 1094 (2002)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners (cert stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief for Petitioners (merits stage)

Bryant v. Medtronic, Inc., 623 F.3d 1200 (8th Cir. 2010)

Brief for the Appellees

Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Comm., 531 U.S. 341 (2001)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner
Brief for Petitioner

Caterpillar, Inc. v. Lewis, 519 U.S. 61 (1996)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief for the Petitioner

Chemtall Inc. v. Madden, 655 S.E.2d 161 (W. Va. 2007)

Amicus brief

Chemtall, Inc. v. The Honorable John T. Madden, 607 S.E.2d 772 (W. Va. 2004)

Amicus Brief

Children's Healthcare v. McMullan, 532 U.S. 957 (2001) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Children's Healthcare v. Min de Parle, 212 F.3d 1084 (8th Cir. 2000), cert. denied, 121 S. Ct. 1483 (2001)

Brief for Defendant- Intervenor/Appellee

Cingular Wireless, LLC v. Mendoza, 547 U.S. 1188 (2006)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for the Petitioner

Clark v. Takata Corp., 192 F.3d 750 (7th Cir. 1999)

Brief of Appellees

Credit Suisse Sec. (USA) LLC v. Billing, 551 U.S. 264 (2007)

Petition for A Writ of Certiorari
Repy Brief (Petition Stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief (Merits Stage)

Dobbs v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 606 F.3d 1269 (10th Cir. 2010)

Amicus Brief

Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo, 544 U.S. 336 (2005)

Amicus Brief

eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Fait v. Regions Fin. Corp., 655 F.3d 105 (2d Cir. 2011)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee Ernst & Young LLP

FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., 529 U.S. 120 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Geier v. American Honda Motor Co., 529 U.S. 861 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America v. Garamendi, 400 F.3d 803 (9th Cir. 2005)

Opening Brief
Reply Brief

Gilligan v. Medtronic, 403 F.3d 386 (2005)

Amicus Brief

Gregory v. Chemical Waste Mgmt., (6th Cir.) Nos. 97-5895, 96-6736 (settled on appeal)

Brief of Defendant-Appellant
Reply Brief of Defendant-Appellant

Griffin v. Medtronic, Inc., 519 U.S. 1104 (1997) (order)

Brief for the Respondent

Grutter v. Bolinger, 288 F.3d 732 (6th Cir. 2002).

Amicus Brief

Hartford Fire Ins. v. California, 509 U.S. 764 (1993)

Brief for the Petitioners

Hernandez-Gomez v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., No. CV-01-0408-PR (Az. Sup. Ct. 2002) (order)

Opposition to Petition for Review
Supplemental Brief for the Defendants/Appellants
Response to Amicus Brief

Hernandez-Gomez v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 537 U.S. 1046 (2002) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Honda Motor Co. v. Oberg, 512 U.S. 415 (1994)

Brief of Petitioners

In re Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. Tires Products Liability Litigation, 288 F.3d 1012 (7th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 537 U.S. 1105 (2003)

Amicus Brief (petition for review)
Amicus Brief (merits stage)

In re New York City Asbestos Litigation: Tucker v. A C & S, Inc. and Gomez v. A C & S, Inc., 806 N.Y.S.2d 531 (App. Div.-1st 2005)

Brief of Appellants
Reply Brief

In re Simon II Litigation, 407 F.3d 125 (2d Cir. 2005)

Amicus Brief

In re: Volkswagen & Audi Warranty Extension Litigation, 692 F.3d 4 (1st Cir. 2012)

Opening Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants

Joest v. Medtronic, Inc., Nos. A09-2263 et al. (Minn. Ct. App.) (pending)

Brief for the Appellees

Kemp v. Medtronic, Inc., 122 S. Ct. 48 (2001) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Kingston Constructors v. WMATA, 928 P.2d 581 (Cal.), cert. denied, 520 U.S. 1274 (1997)

Answer Brief

Knisley v. Medtronic, Inc., 126 S. Ct. 420 (2005) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Kong v. Scully, 341 F.3d 1132 (9th Cir. 2003)

Brief for Intervenor

Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999)

Brief for Petitioners
Petitioners' Reply Brief

Los Angeles Land Co. v. Brunswick Corp., 510 US 1197 (1994) (mem.)

Brief in Opposition

Los Angeles Land Co. v. Brunswick Corp., 6 F3d 1422 (9th Cir. 1993)

Reply Brief
Brief for Defendant-Appellant

Lough v. Brunswick Corporation, 522 U.S. 806 (1997) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. v. Tura LP, 522 U.S. 1109 (1998) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Martin v. Medtronic Inc., 122 S.Ct. 807 (2002) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Mason v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., 596 F.3d 387 (7th Cir. 2010)

Amicus Brief

McMullen v. Medtronic, Inc., 126 S. Ct. 1464 (2006)

Brief in Opposition

McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., No. 11-3639 (7th Cir. Mar. 27, 2012) (order)

Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Microsoft Corp. v. United States, 530 U.S. 1301 (2000), cert. denied, 122 S.Ct. 350 (2001) (order)

Amicus Brief

Middleton v. Trustees of the Southern California Bakery Drivers Security Fund, 128 S. Ct. 378 (2007) (order)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief

Miller v. Smithkline Beecham Corporation D/B/A Glaxosmithkline, 2010 WL 2180615 (10th Cir. 2010)

Amicus Brief

Mitaro v. Medtronic, Inc., 2010 WL 2108817 (N.Y. App. Div. May 25, 2010)

Brief for respondents

National Meat Association v. Harris, 132 S.Ct. 965 (2012)

Amicus brief

National Park Hospitality Association v. U.S. Department of Interior, 538 U.S. 803 (2003)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner (Petition Stage)
Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief for the Petitioner (Merits Stage)
Supplemental Brief for the Petitioner

Navarro v. Fuji Heavy Indus., 522 U.S. 1015 (1997) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Nike, Inc. v. Kasky, 123 S.Ct. 2554 (2003) (order)

Amicus Brief

Norfolk Ry. Co. v. Shanklin, 529 U.S. 344 (2000)

Amicus Brief

NSWMA v. Meyer, 165 F.3d 1151 (7th Cir. 1999)

Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellees

O'Hara v. General Motors Corp., 508 F.3d 753 (5th Cir. 2007)

Amicus Brief

Office of the President v. Office of the Indep. Counsel, 521 U.S. 1105 (1997) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 549 U.S. 346 (2007)

Cert petition
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief (merits stage)

Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 129 S.Ct. 1436 (2009)

Cert petition
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief for the Petitioners

Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Williams, 540 U.S. 801 (2003)

Petition for certiorari

Philip Morris, Inc. v. Engle, 529 U.S. 1144 (2000) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

Priester v. Ford Motor Co., 736 S.E.2d 249 (S.C. 2012)

Amicus brief

Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel, 553 U.S. 851 (2008)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief (merits stage)

Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc., 128 S. Ct. 999 (2008)

Brief in Opposition to a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Sandwich Chef of Texas, Inc. v. Reliance Nat'l Indemnity Ins. Co., 124 S.Ct. 101 (2003) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Smith v. Bayer Corp., 131 S. Ct. 2368 (2011)

Amicus Brief

Sprague v. General Motors Corp., 133 F.3d 388 (6th Cir.), cert denied, 524 U.S. 923 (1998)

Opening Brief of Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant
Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant

Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine, 537 U.S. 51 (2002)

Brief for Respondent

Udac v. Takata Corp., 214 P.3d 1133 (Haw. Ct. App. 2009)

Appellant's Opening Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief
Cross-Appellee's Answering Brief

United States v. Chesapeake & Potomac Tel. Co., 516 U.S. 415 (1996) (order)

Amicus Brief

United States v. Locke, 529 U.S. 89 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Virginia Bankshares, Inc. v. Sandberg, 501 U.S. 1083 (1991)

Brief for Petitioners

Volkswagen of America, Inc. v. Trull, 540 U.S. 938 (2003)

Petition for certiorari
Reply brief for petitioner

Warner Lambert Co. v. Kent., 128 S. Ct. 1651 (2008) (mem.)

Amicus Brief

Waste Mgmt Holdings, Inc. v. Gilmore, 252 F.3d 316 (4th Cir. 2001)

Brief of Appellees

Wyeth LLC v. Scofield, 131 S. Ct. 3028 (Mem.)

Amicus Brief

Wyeth v. Levine, 128 S. Ct. 1118 (2008) (mem.) (order)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioner (cert stage)

Wyeth v. Levine, 129 S.Ct. 1187 (2009)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioner (merits stage)

Zimmerman v. Volkswagen of Am., Inc., 520 U.S. 1115 (1997) (order)

Brief in Opposition
 
 
 
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