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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
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