Cert. petition in Estate of Brown v. Thomas, No. 14-1139

Below are PDFs of the cert. briefs in Estate of Adam Brown v. Timothy Thomas, et al.,  No. 14-1139 (docket here), in which the petitioner urges the Court to resolve a longstanding circuit conflict concerning the burden imposed on summary judgment movants by Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c).

The PDFs linked at the document title are in a reader-friendly, 2-on-1 format. Also  included are the original PDFs, in single-page format with wide margins.

Copyright in the briefs, of course, is held by their respective author(s); these copies are being made available pursuant to the fair-use provision of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed Mar. 16, 2015 (single-page format here)

Brief in Opposition filed Apr. 16, 2015 (single-page format here)

Reply Brief for the Petitioner filed Apr. 24, 2015 (single-page format here)

The docket has not yet been updated to indicate a conference date. The petition will be eligible for consideration by the Court no earlier than the conference of May 14 (see Case Distribution Schedule here).

Apr. 29 update: Professor Adam Steinman has a post on this case on his Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog (part of the Law Professor Blogs Network).

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