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Hercules Inc. v. United States

Docket No.: 94-818
Argued: October 30, 1995
Decided: March 4, 1996

Topics:

Tucker, Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Fifth Amendment, Takings Clause, superior knowledge

PartyNames: HERCULES INCORPORATED, et al., Petitioners, v. UNITED STATES.
Petitioner: Hercules Inc.
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Citation: 24 F.3d 188
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Hercules Inc.
v.
United States
516 U.S. 417 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 981134 L.Ed.2d 47 (516 U.S. 41
Question:

May the chemical manufacturers of Agent Orange recover costs incurred from defending and settling third-party tort claims arising out of their performance of Government contracts from the Government on alternative theories of contractual indemnification or warranty of specifications provided by the Government?

Hercules Inc. v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 30, 1995

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for United States, 2 vote(s) against
Recused: JUSTICE STEVENS
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