RESPONDENT:Household Manufacturing, Inc.
LOCATION:Michigan State Police Department
DOCKET NO.: 88-334
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
CITATION: 494 US 545 (1990)
ARGUED: Jan 08, 1990
DECIDED: Mar 20, 1990
H. Lane Dennard, Jr. – on behalf of the Respondent
Judith Reed – on behalf of the Petitioner
Media for Lytle v. Household Manufacturing, Inc.
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – March 20, 1990 in Lytle v. Household Manufacturing, Inc.
William H. Rehnquist:
The opinions of the Court in two cases will be announced by Justice Marshall.
In the first case, Lytle versus Household Manufacturing Company and in an opinion filed with the Clerk, we hold that the District Court’s resolutions of the issue in the acts of a claim does not bar relitigation before a jury of the same issue and a legal claim.
We, therefore, reverse the judgment of the Fourth Circuit and remand for proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Justice O’Connor has filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Scalia joins.