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Yellow Transportation, Inc. v. Michigan

Docket No.: 01-270
Certiorari Granted: Jan 22 2002
Argued: October 7, 2002
Decided: November 5, 2002

Topics:

49 U.S.C. 14504, Economic Activity, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Motor Carrier Regulation, Natural Resources

PartyNames: Yellow Transportation, Inc. v. Michigan, et al.
Petitioner: Yellow Transportation, Inc.
Respondent: Michigan, et al.

Court Below: Supreme Court of Michigan
Citation: Michigan Supreme Court, 627 N.W.2d 236. QUESTION PRESENTED Congress in 1991 directed the In terstate Commerce Commission ("ICC") toprescribe new and more simplified standa rds under which states are permitted to charge fees for registration of interstate motor carrier operations. 49 U.S.C. ยง11506( c )( 1) It specified that these new standards "shall establish a fee system" that "will result in a fee for each participating State that is equal to the fee *** that such State collected or charged as of November 15, 1991". 49 U.S.C.
Supreme Court Docket

Yellow Transportation, Inc.
v.
Michigan, et al.
537 U.S. 36 (2002)
Consideration Limited:

Limited to the following question:Whether the Michigan Supreme Court erred in holding that, under 49 U.S.C. 11506(c)(2)(B)(iv)(III) (1994) and 14504(c)(2)(B)(iv)(III) (Supp. V 1999), onlystate's "generic" fee is relevant to determining fee that was "collected or charged as of November 15, 1991"?

Question:

Did the Michigan Supreme Court err in holding that, under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, only a State's generic fee is relevant to determining the fee that was collected or charged as of November 15, 1991?

Yellow Transportation, Inc. v. Michigan
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 7, 2002

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Yellow Transportation, Inc., 0 vote(s) against
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