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SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS

Docket No.: 12-815
Certiorari Granted: Apr 15 2013
Argued: November 5, 2013
Decided: December 10, 2013

Topics:

Civil Rights Act, equitable relief, judicial review, patent, preemption

PartyNames: Sprint Communications, Inc. v. Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al.
Petitioner: Sprint Communications, Inc.
Respondent: Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Citation: 690 F.3d 864
Supreme Court Docket

Sprint Communications, Inc.
v.
Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Eighth Circuit erred by concluding, in conflict with decisions of nine other circuits and this Court, that Younger abstention is warranted not only when there is a related state proceeding that is "coercive" but also when there is a related state proceeding that is, instead, "remedial."

SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 5, 2013

Listen to Oral Argument in SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. v. JACOBS
Holding: REVERSED
Vote: 9-0
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