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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
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