Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Travelers Indemnity v. Bailey, et al.; Common Law Settlement Counsel v. Bailey, et al.

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-295 2d Cir. Mar 30, 2009
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Jun 18, 2009 7-2 Souter OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether a federal bankruptcy court can block private lawsuits that seek damages for injury and death due to exposure to asbestos.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice David Souter on June 18, 2009.

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