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Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries

Docket No.: 03-1696
Certiorari Granted: Oct 12 2004
Argued: February 23, 2005
Decided: March 30, 2005

Topics:

Judicial Power, Jurisdiction of Federal Courts, ADA, Article I, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Comity, Commerce Clause, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, Full Faith and Credit, NLRA, OSHA, Sherman Act, antitrust, equitable relief, habeas, patent, racial discrimination, res judicata, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Exxon Chemical Arabia, Inc., and Mobil Yanbu Petrochemical Company, Inc. v. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Petitioner: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Exxon Chemical Arabia, Inc., and Mobil Yanbu Petrochemical Company, Inc.
Respondent: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Citation: 364 F3d 102
Supreme Court Docket

Exxon Mobil Corporation, Exxon Chemical Arabia, Inc., and Mobil Yanbu Petrochemical Company, Inc.
v.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
544 U.S. 280 (2005)
Question Presented:

May the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, which bars lower federal courts from conducting de facto appellate review of decisions by state courts, be expansively interpreted to additionally incorporate preclusion principles and divest federal courts of jurisdiction solely because a pending state-court proceeding presents identical issues, notwithstanding the long-established system of dual federal and state jurisdiction?

Question:

Did the Rooker-Feldman doctrine bar a suit that was filed in federal district court before a state court ruled on the petitioner's related claims?

Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 23, 2005

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Exxon Mobil, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0

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Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries
Case Documents

1Opinion in Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries
2Slip Opinion in Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries (Opinion by )
3Opinion in Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries
Additional documents for this case are pending review.