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Civil Procedure Keyed to Mueller
Curtiss-Wright Corp. v. General Electric Co.
Citation:446 U.S. 1 (1980)
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Curtiss-Wright (Petitioner) sued General Electric Co. (Respondent) for $19 million, claiming breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation. Respondent filed a counterclaim for the costs of Respondent’s efforts in performance of the contract and unjust enrichment incurred by Petitioner. Petitioner moved for summary judgment on the claim for $19 million. Respondent argued granting summary judgment would bar recovery on the other pending issues of the case.
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