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College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid

Docket No.: 98-149
Argued: April 20, 1999
Decided: June 23, 1999

Topics:

15 U.S.C. 1125, Federalism, Natural Resources, Article I, Article I of the Constitution, Commerce Clause, Compact Clause, Due Process, EPA, Eleventh Amendment, Fair Labor Standards Act, Federalism, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, Fourteenth Amendment, Indians, Sherman Act, Social Security Act, copyright, immunity from suit, patent, property rights, sovereign immunity, stare decisis, trademark

Petitioner: College Savings Bank
Respondent: Florida Prepaid

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 131 F.3d 353
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 666 (1999)
Question:

Does the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act (TRCA) permit suits against states for alleged misrepresentations of their own products by providing a constitutionally permissible abrogation of state sovereign immunity? Does the TRCA permit suits against states for alleged misrepresentations of their own products by operating as a waiver of sovereign immunity when a state engages in activities regulated by the Lanham Act?

College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 20, 1999

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Florida Prepaid, 4 vote(s) against

College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid
Case Documents

1Opinion in College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid
2Opinion in College Savings Bank v. Florida Prepaid
Additional documents for this case are pending review.