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