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Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee

Docket No.: 98-1768
Argued: December 4, 2000
Decided: February 20, 2001

Topics:

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic, and related statutes, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Regulation, Fourth Amendment, antitrust, preemption, probable cause, qualified immunity

PartyNames: NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the preliminary print of the United States Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D. C. 20543, of any typographical or other formal errors, in order that corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press. BUCKMAN COMPANY, PETITIONER v. PLAINTIFFS' LEGAL COMMITTEE
Petitioner: Buckman Co.
Respondent: Plaintiffs' Legal Committee

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 159 F.3d 817
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Buckman Co.
v.
Plaintiffs' Legal Committee
531 U.S. 341 (2001)
Other Citations: 121 S.Ct. 1012148 L.Ed.2d 854 (531 U.S.
Question:

Does the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, pre-empt civil actions related to the alleged fraudulent approval of orthopedic bone screw devices?

Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 04, 2000

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Buckman Co., 0 vote(s) against

Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee
Case Documents

1Opinion in Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee
2Opinion in Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee
3Slip Opinion in Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee (Opinion by )
Additional documents for this case are pending review.