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Jones v. R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co.

Docket No.: 02-1205
Certiorari Granted: May 19 2003
Argued: February 24, 2004
Decided: May 3, 2004

Topics:

26 U.S.C. 1658, Civil Rights, Judicial Power, Employment Discrimination, Article I, Civil Rights Act, Clean Air Act, EPA, Eighth Amendment, False Claims Act, Medicare, antitrust, conditions of employment, copyright, patent, racial discrimination, trademark

PartyNames: Edith Jones, et al., on Behalf of Herself and a Class of Others Similarly Situated v. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Petitioner: Edith Jones, et al., on Behalf of Herself and a Class of Others Similarly Situated
Respondent: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: CA 7, 305 F.3d 717. QUESTION PRESENTED FOR REVIEW Does the four-year "catch-all" limitations period of 28 U.S.C. §1658 apply tonew causes of action created by public law 102-166, 105 Stat. 1071, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which were codified at 42 U.S.C. §1981(a) and (b)? CERT. GRANTED: 5/19/03
Supreme Court Docket

Edith Jones, et al., on Behalf of Herself and a Class of Others Similarly Situated
v.
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
541 U.S. 369 (2004)
Question:

Does the United States Code's four-year statute of limitations for suits brought under acts of Congress passed after 1990 apply only to new laws, or does it also apply to amendments of previously existing laws?

Note:

. CA 7, 305 F.3d 717. QUESTION PRESENTED FOR REVIEW Does the four-year "catch-all" limitations period of 28 U.S.C. §1658 apply tonew causes of action created by public law 102-166, 105 Stat. 1071, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which were codified at 42 U.S.C. §1981(a) and (b)? CERT. GRANTED: 5/19/03

Jones v. R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 24, 2004

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Jones, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:
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