No. 17-340.

139 S.Ct. 532 (2019)

NEW PRIME INC., Petitioner v. Dominic OLIVEIRA.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 15, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. , Los Angeles, CA, for Petitioner.

Jennifer D. Bennett , Oakland, CA, for Respondent.

Jason C. Schwartz , Joshua S. Lipshutz , Amanda C. Machin , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C., Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. , Samuel Eckman , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Petitioner.

Andrew Schmidt , Andrew Schmidt Law, PLLC, Portland, ME, Hillary Schwab , Fair Work, P.C., Boston, MA, Jennifer Bennett , Public Justice, P.C., Oakland, CA, Leah M. Nicholls , Public Justice, P.C., Washington, D.C., for Respondent.

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