LOCATION: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
DOCKET NO.: 88-1719
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
CITATION: 494 US 558 (1990)
ARGUED: Dec 06, 1989
DECIDED: Mar 20, 1990
J. David James - on behalf of the Petitioner
Robert M. Elliot - on behalf of the Respondents
Facts of the case
Media for Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local No. 391 v. TerryAudio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 06, 1989 in Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local No. 391 v. Terry
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - March 20, 1990 in Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local No. 391 v. Terry
In the other case, Teamsters and Helpers Local No. 391, we hold that an employee who seeks relief in the form of backpay for a union’s alleged breach of its duty of fair representation is entitled under the Seventh Amendment to a jury trial.
We therefore, affirm the judgment of the Fourth Circuit.
Justice Brennan has filed an opinion concurring in part in 1, 2, 3B, and 4, and concurring in the judgment; Justice Stevens has filed an opinion concurring in all but part 3A and concurring in the judgment; Justice Kennedy has filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices O’Connor and Scalia have joined.