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Civil Procedure Keyed to Hazard
Beacon Theatres, Inc. v. Westover
Citation:359 U.S. 500, 79 S.Ct. 948, 3 L.Ed.2d 988 (1959)
Beacon Theater (Petitioner),a drive-in movie theater, threated to sue Fox West Coast (Respondent), another movie theater, for violating antitrust laws in its movie contracts. Respondent filed a Complaint for Declaratory Relief asking the District Court for a declaratory judgment that its contracts were not antitrust violations and requesting a preliminary injunction to prevent Petitioner from filing a lawsuit. Petitioner filed a counterclaim and cross-claim alleging that Respondent was violating antitrust laws and demanded a jury trial. Petitioner sought damages.
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