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Wilton v. Seven Falls Co.

Docket No.: 94-562
Argued: March 27, 1995
Decided: June 12, 1995

Topics:

28 U.S.C. 2201, Judicial Power, Jurisdiction of Federal Courts, Arbitration, abuse of discretion, res judicata

PartyNames: Leslie WILTON, etc., et al., Petitioners v. SEVEN FALLS COMPANY et al.
Petitioner: Wilton
Respondent: Seven Falls Co.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 41 F.3d 934
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Wilton
v.
Seven Falls Co.
515 U.S. 277 (1995)
Other Citations: 115 S.Ct. 2137132 L.Ed.2d 214 (515 U.S.
Question:

Does the exceptional circumstances test govern a district court's decision to stay a declaratory judgment action during the pendency of parallel state court proceedings? Should a court of appeals evaluate a district court's decision to do so under an abuse of discretion standard of review?

Wilton v. Seven Falls Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 27, 1995

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Seven Falls Co., 0 vote(s) against
Recused: JUSTICE BREYER
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