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Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
Taylor v. Sturgell
Citation:553 U.S. 880, 128 S.Ct. 2161, 171 L.Ed.2d 155
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Taylor (plaintiff) filed a lawsuit in federal district court under the Freedom of Information Act against the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation (hereinafter “Fairchild”) and the FAA (defendants), seeking documents on an airplane manufactured by the Fairchild. Taylor’s friend Herrick had previously filed an unsuccessful lawsuit seeking the same information. The district court held that Taylor’s lawsuit was barred by the judgment against Herrick since Taylor’s interests had been virtually represented by Herrick. Taylor appealed.
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