Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08-103.

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Citation176 L. Ed. 2d 17,130 S.Ct. 1237
Decision Date07 October 2009
Docket NumberNo. 08-103.
PartiesREED ELSEVIER, INC., et al., Petitioners, v. Irvin MUCHNICK et al.

130 S.Ct. 1237
559 US __
176 L. Ed.
2d 17

REED ELSEVIER, INC., et al., Petitioners,
v.
Irvin MUCHNICK et al.

No. 08-103.

Supreme Court of United States.

Argued October 7, 2009.
Decided March 2, 2010.


130 S.Ct. 1238

COPYRIGHT MATERIAL OMITTED.

130 S.Ct. 1239

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130 S.Ct. 1240

Charles S. Sims, New York, NY, for petitioners.

Ginger Anders for the United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting the petitioners.

Deborah Jones Merritt, appointed by this Court, as amicus curiae, supporting the judgment below. Justice Sotomayor recused.

Michael J. Boni, Counsel of Record, Joanne Zack, Joshua D. Snyder, Boni & Zack LLC, Bala Cynwyd, PA, for respondents Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

Diane S. Rice, Hosie Rice LLP, San Francisco, CA, A.J. De Bartolomeo, Girard Gibbs LLP, San Francisco, CA, Gary S. Fergus, Fergus, A Law Office, San Francisco, CA, Robert J. LaRocca, George W. Croner, Kohn Swift & Graf, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, for respondents.

David Nimmer, Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Charles S. Sims, Counsel of Record, Jon A. Baumgarten, Mark D. Harris, Anna G. Kaminska, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY, for petitioners.

130 S.Ct. 1241

Henry B. Gutman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY, for petitioner Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC, d/b/a Factiva.

James L. Hallowell, Richard A. Bierschbach, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY, for petitioners Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Ian Ballon, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Santa Monica, CA, for petitioners Knight-Ridder, Inc., Knight Ridder Digital, and Mediastream, Inc.

Matthew W. Walch, Latham & Watkins, Chicago, IL, for petitioner ProQuest Company.

Michael S. Denniston, Bradley Arant, Boult & Cummings LLP, Birmingham, AL, for petitioner EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Pamela S. Karlan, Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford Law School, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford, CA, Charles D. Chalmers, Counsel of Record, Fairfax, CA, Amy Howe, Kevin K. Russell Howe & Russell, P.C., Bethesda, MD, for Muchnick respondents.

Justice THOMAS, delivered the opinion of the Court.

Subject to certain exceptions, the Copyright Act (Act) requires copyright holders to register their works before suing for copyright infringement. 17 U.S.C.A.

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    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • April 20, 2010
    ...of cases" and "persons" properly "within a court's adjudicatory authority"); see also Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, 559 U.S. ___, ___, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 1243-44, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) (discussing use of term "jurisdictional"). The expiration of a "jurisdictional" deadline prevents the cour......
  • Child v. Napolitano, No. 09-3285.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
    • September 7, 2010
    ...[the court's adjudicatory] authority,” and not as “claim-processing rules,” Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, --- U.S. ----, ---- - ----, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 1243-44, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) (quoting Kontrick, 540 U.S. at 455, 124 S.Ct. 906).We recognize that Hamdi's claim may appear to present an......
  • IHG Healthcare v. Sebelius, Civil Action No. H-09-3233
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. Southern District of Texas
    • June 13, 2010
    ...distinction between "true jurisdictional conditions" and "claim-processing rules." See Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, --- U.S. ----, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 1244, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) ("Our recent cases evince a marked desire to curtail such 'drive-by jurisdictional rulings,' " citing Arbaugh v.......
  • IND. PROT. AND ADV. SERVS. v. IND. FAMILY AND SOC., No. 08-3183.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)
    • April 22, 2010
    ...954 (7th Cir.2000) (affirming dismissal on district court's own initiative); see generally Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, ___ U.S. ___, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) (reminding lower federal courts to preserve distinction between genuine jurisdictional restrictions and other claim......
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  • Dolan v. US, No. 09-367.
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • April 20, 2010
    ...of cases" and "persons" properly "within a court's adjudicatory authority"); see also Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, 559 U.S. ___, ___, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 1243-44, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) (discussing use of term "jurisdictional"). The expiration of a "jurisdictional" deadline prevents the cour......
  • Child v. Napolitano, No. 09-3285.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
    • September 7, 2010
    ...[the court's adjudicatory] authority,” and not as “claim-processing rules,” Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, --- U.S. ----, ---- - ----, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 1243-44, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) (quoting Kontrick, 540 U.S. at 455, 124 S.Ct. 906).We recognize that Hamdi's claim may appear to present an......
  • IHG Healthcare v. Sebelius, Civil Action No. H-09-3233
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. Southern District of Texas
    • June 13, 2010
    ...distinction between "true jurisdictional conditions" and "claim-processing rules." See Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, --- U.S. ----, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 1244, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) ("Our recent cases evince a marked desire to curtail such 'drive-by jurisdictional rulings,' " citing Arbaugh v.......
  • IND. PROT. AND ADV. SERVS. v. IND. FAMILY AND SOC., No. 08-3183.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)
    • April 22, 2010
    ...954 (7th Cir.2000) (affirming dismissal on district court's own initiative); see generally Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, ___ U.S. ___, 130 S.Ct. 1237, 176 L.Ed.2d 17 (2010) (reminding lower federal courts to preserve distinction between genuine jurisdictional restrictions and other claim......
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