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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
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