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Ortiz v. Jordan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-737 6th Cir. Nov 1, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Jan 24, 2011 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2010

Holding: A party in a federal civil case may not appeal a denial of a motion for summary judgment after a District Court has conducted a full trial on the merits.

Plain English Holding: A party in a federal civil case may not appeal a denial of a motion for summary judgment after a district court has conducted a full trial on the merits.

Judgment: Sixth Circuit reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 24, 2011. Justice Thomas concurs in judgment only, joined by Justice Scalia and Justice Kennedy

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