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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers, Local No. 391 v. Terry
Citation:494 U.S. 558 (1990)
27 unionized truck drivers (Plaintiffs) sued McLean Trucking Co. (Defendant) for firing them in breach of their collective-bargaining agreement and their unions, Chauffeurs, Teamsters, and Helpers Local Union No. 391, for violating their duty of fair representation. The plaintiffs requested monetary damages in the form of lost wages and health benefits and requested a jury trial. The defendants moved to strike the request for a jury trial, arguing that there was no right to a jury trial in a case pertaining to duties of fair representation because the claim was equitable and not legal.
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