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Lexecon, Inc. v. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach

Docket No.: 96-1482
Argued: November 10, 1997
Decided: March 3, 1998

Topics:

28 U.S.C. 1407, Judicial Power, Jurisdiction of Federal Courts, Antitrust, Civil Procedure, harmless error

Petitioner: Lexecon, Inc.
Respondent: Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 102 F.3d 1524
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 26 (1998)
Question:

May a federal district court conducting "pretrial proceedings" under 28 USC section 1407(a) invoke section 1404(a) to assign a transferred case to itself for trial?

Lexecon, Inc. v. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 10, 1997

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

Lexecon, Inc. v. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach
Case Documents

1Opinion in Lexecon, Inc. v. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach
2Opinion in Lexecon, Inc. v. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach
Additional documents for this case are pending review.