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Davis v. Precoat Metals

2002 WL 1759828 (N.D. Ill. 2002) Facts & Procedural History Plaintiffs were black and Latino employees who worked at one of the defendant’s plants and alleged they were exposed to a hostile work environment, such as being subjec…

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Norton v. Snapper Power Equipment

806 F.2d 1545 (11th Cir. 1987) Facts Plaintiff bought a riding mower from defendant company.  While using the mower to clear leaves from a yard, plaintiff reached the top of an incline and the mower then began to slide backwards …

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Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, S.A. v. Hall

466 U.S. 408 (1983) Facts Petitioner Helicol was a Colombian corporation with its principal place of business in Bogota.  After a helicopter owned by Helicol crashed in Peru and respondents, survivors and representatives of four U.S…

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Guaranty Trust Co. v. York

326 U.S. 99 (1945) Facts & Procedural History Plaintiffs sued a bond trustee in a federal diversity action alleging misrepresentation and breach of trust.  New York substantive law governed and defendant invoked the New York stat…

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Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins

304 U.S. 64 (1938) Facts & Procedural History Plaintiff, a Pennsylvania citizen, was walking along the railroad tracks of the Erie Railroad in Pennsylvania when a train passed and an open door on a car struck him resulting in inju…

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