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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
United Mine Workers v. Gibbs
Citation:383 U.S. 715 (1966)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Gibbs was hired as a mine superintendent to open a new mine. He was also given contract to haul the new mine’s coal. A conflict arose between local members of the United Mine Workers’ union and a rival union over whose members were to work on the new mine. Local members of the United Mine Workers’ local mine workers’ international union forcibly prevented opening of the mine. Gibbs brought an action in federal district court against the United Mine Workers’ international union, alleging violations of federal labor law and state common law. He was awarded compensatory and punitive damages. The trial judge decided, among other things, to entertain the state law claim. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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