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Semtek v. Lockheed Martin

Docket No.: 99-1551
Argued: December 5, 2000
Decided: February 27, 2001

Topics:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including Appellate Procedure (or relevant rules of a circuit court), Judicial Power, Article I, Civil Procedure, Defamation, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, First Amendment, Full Faith and Credit, Full Faith and Credit Clause, copyright, murder, privacy, res judicata, willful violation

Petitioner: Semtek
Respondent: Lockheed Martin

Supreme Court Docket


531 U.S. 497 (2001)
Question:

Is the claim-preclusive effect of a federal judgment dismissing a diversity action on statute-of-limitations grounds determined by the law of the state in which the federal court sits?

Semtek v. Lockheed Martin
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 05, 2000

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