United States v. Erika, Inc.

PETITIONER:United States
LOCATION:Haag Hall at University of Missouri – Kansas City

DOCKET NO.: 80-1594
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)

CITATION: 456 US 201 (1982)
ARGUED: Mar 01, 1982
DECIDED: Apr 20, 1982

Edwin S. Kneedler – on behalf of the Petitioner
Stephen H. Oleskey – on behalf of the Respondent

Facts of the case


Media for United States v. Erika, Inc.

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – March 01, 1982 in United States v. Erika, Inc.

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – April 20, 1982 in United States v. Erika, Inc.

Warren E. Burger:

Today’s opinions will be announced by Mr. Justice Powell.

Lewis F. Powell, Jr.:

I have three cases.

The fist two involve statutory provisions that are not entirely suitable for oral delivery.

Accordingly, I will simply identify the issues and the judgment of the Court.

The first of these is 80-1594, United States against Erika.

This case is here from the Court of Claims, the question was whether that Court had jurisdiction to review decisions made by private insurance carriers of the amount of benefits payable under Part B of the Medicare program.

On the basis of the explicit statutory language, we hold that the Court of Claims did not have jurisdiction.

We accordingly reversed its judgment.