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Taylor v. Sturgell

Docket No.: 07-371
Certiorari Granted: Jan 11 2008
Argued: April 16, 2008
Decided: June 12, 2008

PartyNames: Brent Taylor v. Robert A. Sturgell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, et al.
Petitioner: Brent Taylor
Respondent: Robert A. Sturgell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Brent Taylor
v.
Robert A. Sturgell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
553 U.S. 880 (2008)
Question Presented:

Can a party be precluded from bringing a claim, under a theory of "virtual representation," and thereby denied the due process right to a day in court, when the party had no legal relationship with any party to the previous litigation and did not receive notice of that litigation?

Question:

Does the dismissal of a claim based on a Freedom of Information Act request preclude a second individual, based on the concept of "virtual representation," from bringing a similar claim when both claims involve the same project and the parties to each suit are represented by the same attorney?

Note:

EXPEDITED BRIEFING

Holding: judgment vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Taylor, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:
Read TAYLOR V. STURGELL opinion (PDF)

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