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Norfolk Shipbuilding v. Garris

Docket No.: 00-346
Certiorari Granted: Dec 11 2000
Argued: April 18, 2001
Decided: June 4, 2001

Topics:

Economic Activity, Election of Remedies, Commerce Clause, patent, preemption, property rights, stare decisis

PartyNames: Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation v. Celestine Garris, Administratrix of the Estate of
Petitioner: Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation
Respondent: Celestine Garris, Administratrix of the Estate of

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 210 F.3d 209
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation
v.
Celestine Garris, Administratrix of the Estate of
532 U.S. 811 (2001)
Question:

Does a maritime cause of action for wrongful death resulting from negligence exist?

Norfolk Shipbuilding v. Garris
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 18, 2001

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Garris, 0 vote(s) against

Norfolk Shipbuilding v. Garris
Case Documents

1Opinion in Norfolk Shipbuilding v. Garris
2Opinion in Norfolk Shipbuilding v. Garris
Additional documents for this case are pending review.