Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company v. Schwalb

PETITIONER: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company
RESPONDENT: Schwalb
LOCATION: Doby’s Motel Court

DOCKET NO.: 87-1979
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of Virginia

CITATION: 493 US 40 (1989)
ARGUED: Oct 03, 1989
DECIDED: Nov 28, 1989

ADVOCATES:
Bruce A. Wilcox - on behalf of Respondents
Christine A. Desan-Husson - on behalf of United States, as amicus curiae, supporting Petitioners
William T. Prince - on behalf of the Petitioners

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - October 03, 1989 in Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company v. Schwalb

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - November 28, 1989 in Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company v. Schwalb

William H. Rehnquist:

The opinions of the Court in two cases will be announced by Justice White.

Byron R. White:

The first opinion is issued in two companion cases, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company against Schwalb, and Northfork and Western Railway Company against Goode.

The judgments of the Supreme Court of Virginia in these cases are reversed for the reasons stated in an opinion on file with the Clerk.

Justice Blackmun while joining the opinion has filed a concurring opinion in which he is joined by Justices Marshall and O’Connor.

Justice Stevens concurs in the judgment and has filed an opinion to that effect.