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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

Wilton v. Seven Falls Co.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Wilton v. Seven Falls Co.
2Opinion in Wilton v. Seven Falls Co.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.