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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit apology for 5-year delay

A 4-page nonprecedential disposition today, Jerry Jones v. Harris Associates, ends with this apology:

We close with an apology to the parties. After the Rule 54 statements were received, the papers were placed in the wrong stack and forgotten. The court’s internal system for tracking cases under advisement does not include remands from the Supreme Court, so the normal process of alerts and ticklers failed. We will see to it that this is fixed. That may be small comfort to these litigants and their lawyers, but at least some good will come from the delay. AFFIRMED
Thanks for this heads-up to @adamliptak of the NY Times, who tweeted:
7th Cir. apologizes for 5-year delay after #Scotus remand: papers were“placed in the wrong stack and forgotten”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 6, 2015 01:24 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions