RESPONDENT: Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.
LOCATION: YMCA of Greater Des Moines
DOCKET NO.: 75-353
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
CITATION: 430 US 1 (1977)
ARGUED: Oct 06, 1976
DECIDED: Feb 23, 1977
Arthur L. Liman - for respondents in each case
David W. Peck - for petitioner in No. 75-354
Lloyd N. Cutler - for petitioners in No. 75-355
Paul G. Pennoyer, Jr. - for petitioners in No. 75-353
Facts of the case
Media for Piper v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - October 06, 1976 in Piper v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - February 23, 1977 in Piper v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.
Warren E. Burger:
In 75-353, Piper and Others against Chris-Craft Industries, and the related cases First Boston Corporation against Chris-Craft Industries, and Bangor Hunter against Chris Craft Industries for reasons stated and an opinion of the Court filed with the Clerk this morning, the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is reversed terminating 10 years of complex litigation.
Mr. Justice Blackmun filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.
Mr. Justice Stevens with whom Mr. Justice Brennan joined and filed a dissenting opinion.