Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast, Inc. v. United Distribution Companies

PETITIONER: Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast, Inc.
RESPONDENT: United Distribution Companies
LOCATION: The Department of Health and Human Services

DOCKET NO.: 89-1452
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1990-1991)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

CITATION: 498 US 211 (1991)
ARGUED: Nov 05, 1990
DECIDED: Jan 08, 1991

ADVOCATES:
Edwin S. Kneedler - on behalf of the Federal Petitioner
Roberta Lee Halladay - on behalf of the Respondents
Rex E. Lee - on behalf of the private Petitioners

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - November 05, 1990 in Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast, Inc. v. United Distribution Companies

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - January 08, 1991 in Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast, Inc. v. United Distribution Companies

William H. Rehnquist:

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

Byron R. White:

First of these cases is Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast Incorporated against United Distribution Companies.

The judgment of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is reversed in an opinion joined by all the justices except Justice Kennedy who took no part in the decision of the case.