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General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. v. Cline

Docket No.: 02-1080
Certiorari Granted: Apr 21 2003
Argued: November 12, 2003
Decided: February 24, 2004

Topics:

Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA), Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, ADA, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Discrimination in Employment, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Indians, Internal Revenue Code, Medicare, Natural Resources, RICO, Title VII, adverse employment action, age discrimination, disparate treatment, racial discrimination, sex discrimination

PartyNames: General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Dennis Cline, et al.
Petitioner: General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc.
Respondent: Dennis Cline, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: CA 6, 296 F.3d 466. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding, contrary to decisions of the First andSeventh Circuits, that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C.
Supreme Court Docket

General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc.
v.
Dennis Cline, et al.
540 U.S. 581 (2004)
Question:

Does the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967) prohibit "reverse discrimination" against workers over 40 (e.g., providing more favorable employer benefits to workers over 50 than to younger workers who are still over 40)?

Note:

. CA 6, 296 F.3d 466. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding, contrary to decisions of the First andSeventh Circuits, that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621-634, prohibits "reverse discriminatio n," i.e., employer actions, practices, orpolicies that treat older workers more favorably than younger workers who are at least 40 years old. CERT. GRANTED: 4/21/03

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. v. Cline
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 12, 2003

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., 3 vote(s) against
Vote: 6-3
Opinion By:

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. v. Cline
Case Documents

1Opinion in General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. v. Cline
2Opinion in General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. v. Cline
3Slip Opinion in General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. v. Cline
Additional documents for this case are pending review.