Vaughn v. Vermilion Corporation

RESPONDENT:Vermilion Corporation

DOCKET NO.: 77-1819
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: State appellate court

CITATION: 444 US 206 (1979)
ARGUED: Oct 01, 1979
DECIDED: Dec 04, 1979

Harry McCall, Jr. – on behalf of the respondent
John K. Hill, Jr. – on behalf of the petitioners

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Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – December 04, 1979 in Vaughn v. Vermilion Corporation

Warren E. Burger:

I have for announcement the disposition of the case of Vaughn against Vermilion Corporation, the related case to which Mr. Justice Rehnquist has alluded and for reasons stated in a per curiam opinion for the Court filed with the clerk this morning, the judgment of the Court of Appeals of Louisiana is affirmed with respect the second question presented in the case.

And the judgment is vacated and the case is remanded for further proceedings in the Louisiana court not in consistent with our opinion in Kaiser Aetna against United States just announced by Mr. Justice Rehnquist.

In this case also, Mr. Justice Blackmun has filed a dissenting opinion and Mr. Justice Brennan and Mr. Justice Marshall have joined.