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Civil Procedure Keyed to Marcus
Burlington Northern Railroad Co. v. Woods
Citation:480 U.S. 1 (1987)
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Woods brought a personal injury action against Burlington Northern Railroad Co. in federal district court in Alabama. Jurisdiction was based on diversity of citizenship. Judgment for over $300,000 was entered for Woods. Burlington appealed. The Court of Appeals affirmed and granted Woods’ request for imposition of a ten percent penalty under an Alabama’s statute that provided for a mandatory affirmance penalty of ten percent of the amount of the judgment.
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