Stewart Organization, Inc. v. Ricoh Corporation

PETITIONER: Stewart Organization, Inc.
RESPONDENT: Ricoh Corporation
LOCATION: Eastern Michigan District Court in Detroit

DOCKET NO.: 86-1908
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 487 US 22 (1988)
ARGUED: Feb 29, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 20, 1988

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - February 29, 1988 in Stewart Organization, Inc. v. Ricoh Corporation

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 20, 1988 in Stewart Organization, Inc. v. Ricoh Corporation

William H. Rehnquist:

The opinion of the Court in No. 86-1908, Stewart Organization versus Ricoh Corporation will be announced by Justice Marshall.

Thurgood Marshall:

This case is here on certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

We hold here that this federal statute designated as 28 U.S.C. 1404(a), governs the enforceability of a contractual forum, the selection of that forum in diversity actions.

We therefore affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals.

Justice Kennedy has filed a concurring opinion in which Justice O'Connor joined.

Also, Justice Scalia has filed a dissenting opinion.