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Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp.

Docket No.: 97-1704
Argued: December 8, 1998
Decided: June 23, 1999

Topics:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including Appellate Procedure (or relevant rules of a circuit court), Judicial Power, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Article I, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Civil Procedure, Due Process, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Seventh Amendment, patent, statutory standing

Petitioner: Ortiz
Respondent: Fibreboard Corp.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 134 F.3d 668
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 815 (1999)
Question:

Is a mandatory settlement class in asbestos personal injury litigation certifiable on limited fund theory under Rule 23(b)(1)(B) of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure?

Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp.
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 08, 1998

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Ortiz, 2 vote(s) against
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