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Rivet v. Regions Bank of Louisiana

Docket No.: 96-1971
Argued: January 21, 1998
Decided: February 24, 1998

Topics:

28 U.S.C. 1441, Judicial Power, Civil Procedure, Comity, Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, FSA, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Labor Management Relations Act, preemption, res judicata

Petitioner: Rivet
Respondent: Regions Bank of Louisiana

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 108 F.3d 576
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


522 U.S. 470 (1998)
Question:

May removal to federal court be predicated on a defendant's assertion that a prior federal judgment has disposed of an entire matter and thus bars plaintiffs from later pursuing a state-law-based case?

Rivet v. Regions Bank of Louisiana
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 21, 1998

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Rivet, 0 vote(s) against

Rivet v. Regions Bank of Louisiana
Case Documents

1Opinion in Rivet v. Regions Bank of Louisiana
2Opinion in Rivet v. Regions Bank of Louisiana
Additional documents for this case are pending review.