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City of Columbus v. Ours Garage and Wrecker Service

Docket No.: 01-419
Certiorari Granted: Jan 4 2002
Argued: April 23, 2002
Decided: June 20, 2002

Topics:

Interstate Commerce, as amended, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Regulation, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Bivens action, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Clean Air Act, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, ERISA, Eighth Amendment, Eleventh Amendment, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Medicaid, Natural Resources, Tenth Amendment, antitrust, equitable relief, immunity from suit, preemption, trademark, willful violation

PartyNames: City of Columbus, et al. v. Ours Garage and Wrecker Service, Inc., et al.
Petitioner: City of Columbus, et al.
Respondent: Ours Garage and Wrecker Service, Inc., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 257 F.3d 506
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

City of Columbus, et al.
v.
Ours Garage and Wrecker Service, Inc., et al.
536 U.S. 424 (2002)
Question:

May the state power reserved in 49 USC section 14501(c)(2)(A) be delegated to municipalities, permitting them to exercise safety regulatory authority over local tow-truck operations?

City of Columbus v. Ours Garage and Wrecker Service
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 23, 2002

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

City of Columbus v. Ours Garage and Wrecker Service
Case Documents

1Opinion in City of Columbus v. Ours Garage and Wrecker Service
2Opinion in City of Columbus v. Ours Garage and Wrecker Service
Additional documents for this case are pending review.