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TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.

Docket No.: 10-1472
Certiorari Granted: 09/27/11
Argued: February 21, 2012
Decided: 05/21/12

Topics:

Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, abuse of discretion, compensation of interpreters, patent

PartyNames: Kouichi Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., dba Marianas Resort and Spa
Petitioner: Kouichi Taniguchi
Respondent: Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., dba Marianas Resort and Spa

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 633 F.3d 1218

Kouichi Taniguchi
v.
Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., dba Marianas Resort and Spa
Background:

Section 1920 of 28 U.S.C. sets out the categories of costs that may be awarded to the prevailing party in a federal lawsuit. One of the listed categories is "compensation of interpreters." Id. § 1920(6).

Question Presented:

Section 1920 of 28 U.S.C. sets out the categories of costs that may be awarded to the prevailing party in a federal lawsuit. One of the listed categories is "compensation of interpreters." Id. § 1920(6). The question presented is whether costs incurred in translating written documents are "compensation of interpreters" for purposes of section 1920(6).

Question:

Are costs incurred in translating documents “compensation of interpreters” under 28 U.S.C. Section § 1920(6)?

TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.
ORAL ARGUMENT

02/21/12

Listen to Oral Argument in TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.
Holding: VACATED AND REMANDED
Vote: 6-3
Majority: Alito,Chief Justice Roberts,Scalia,Kennedy,Thomas,Kagan
Dissenting: Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor
Opinion By:

TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.
Case Documents

1Opinion in TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.
2TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD. Oral Argument Audio
3TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD. Oral Argument Audio (February 21, 2012)
4TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD. Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
5TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD. Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
6BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
7BRIEF BRIEF BRIEF BRIEF OFOFOFOF AMICAMICAMICAMICIIII CURICURICURICURIAAAAE E E E INTERPRETIINTERPRETIINTERPRETIINTERPRETING AND TRANSLATNG AND TRANSLATNG AND TRANSLATNG AND TRANSLATIONIONIONION PROFESSORS IN SUPPORPROFESSORS IN SUPPORPROFESSORS IN SUPPORPROFESSORS IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
8BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUDICIARY INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER