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Exxon Co. USA v. Sofec

Docket No.: 95-129
Argued: March 19, 1996
Decided: June 10, 1996

Topics:

Economic Activity, Nongovernmental Liability, abuse of discretion

PartyNames: EXXON CO., U. S. A., et al. v. SOFEC, INC., et al. Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Petitioner: Exxon Co. USA
Respondent: Sofec

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 54 F.3d 570
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Exxon Co. USA
v.
Sofec
517 U.S. 830 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1813135 L.Ed.2d 113 (517 U.S.
Question:

Does the "superseding cause" doctrine apply to admiralty cases in which the court previously has adopted a comparative fault principle?

Exxon Co. USA v. Sofec
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 19, 1996

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Sofec, 0 vote(s) against
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