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Devlin v. Scardelletti

Docket No.: 01-417
Certiorari Granted: Dec 10 2001
Argued: March 26, 2002
Decided: June 10, 2002

Topics:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including Appellate Procedure (or relevant rules of a circuit court), Judicial Power, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Abortion, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Appellate Procedure, Article I, Civil Procedure, Discrimination in Employment, EPA, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, First Amendment, Ninth Amendment, abuse of discretion, judicial review, pension plan, preliminary injunction, racial discrimination, res judicata

PartyNames: Robert J. Devlin v. Robert A. Scardelletti, et al.
Petitioner: Robert J. Devlin
Respondent: Robert A. Scardelletti, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 265 F.3d 195
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Robert J. Devlin
v.
Robert A. Scardelletti, et al.
536 U.S. 1 (2002)
Question:

Does a nonnamed member of a class certified under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(1) have the power to appeal the approval of a settlement over objections he stated at the fairness hearing?

Devlin v. Scardelletti
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 26, 2002

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Devlin, 3 vote(s) against
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