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
Keith A. Jones – for the petitioners
Stephen Daniel Keeffe – for the respondents
Media for 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.