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Milwaukee v. Cement Div., National Gypsum Co.

Docket No.: 94-788
Argued: April 24, 1995
Decided: June 12, 1995

Topics:

Economic Activity, Governmental Liability

PartyNames: CITY OF MILWAUKEE, Petitioner, v. CEMENT DIVISION, NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY, et al.
Petitioner: Milwaukee
Respondent: Cement Div., National Gypsum Co.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 31 F.3d 581
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Milwaukee
v.
Cement Div., National Gypsum Co.
515 U.S. 189 (1995)
Other Citations: 115 S.Ct. 2091132 L.Ed.2d 148 (515 U.S.
Question:

Does the fact that a plaintiff's loss was primarily attributable to its own negligence, together with the existence of a genuine dispute over liability, justify a District Court's departure from the general rule that prejudgment interest should be awarded in maritime collision cases?

Milwaukee v. Cement Div., National Gypsum Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 24, 1995

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Cement Div., National Gypsum Co., 0 vote(s) against
Recused: JUSTICE BREYER

Milwaukee v. Cement Div., National Gypsum Co.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Milwaukee v. Cement Div., National Gypsum Co.
2Opinion in Milwaukee v. Cement Div., National Gypsum Co.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.