United States v. Larionoff

PETITIONER: United States
RESPONDENT: Larionoff
LOCATION: United States General Services Administration Building

DOCKET NO.: 76-413
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

CITATION: 431 US 864 (1977)
ARGUED: Apr 27, 1977
DECIDED: Jun 13, 1977

ADVOCATES:
Keith A. Jones - for the petitioners
Stephen Daniel Keeffe - for the respondents

Facts of the case

Question

Media for United States v. Larionoff

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - April 27, 1977 in United States v. Larionoff

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 13, 1977 in United States v. Larionoff

Warren E. Burger:

Mr. Justice Brennan has the judgments and opinions of the Court to announce in two cases.

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

The first of these cases, 76-413, United States v. Larionoff which is here from the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

It's an action brought by seven unlisted members of the United States Navy under the Tucker Act, alleging that they agreed to extend their enlistments at various times from 1968 to 1970 and return for a promise of the Navy to pay them a reenlistment bonus and they alleged that the Navy had refused to honor that promise.

The District Court of the District of Columbia ordered that the bonuses be paid and the Court of Appeals affirmed.

We in turn affirmed.

Mr. Justice White has filed a dissenting opinion in which the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Blackmun and Mr. Justice Rehnquist joined.