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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
United Mine Workers v. Gibbs
Citation:383 U.S. 715, 86 S.Ct. 1130, 16 L.Ed.2d 218 (1966)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company shut down a mine, causing 100 mine workers affiliated with the international union, United Mine Workers (Petitioner), to lose their jobs. The company’s subsidiary, Grundy Company, then hired Paul Gibbs (Respondent) to open a new mine in the area using miners from a rival union, Southern Labor Union. Local members of Petitioner’s union forcibly prevented the mine from opening. Respondent lost his job as well as other mining leases. Respondent sued Petitioner for interference with his mine leases in the District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee under both state and federal law.
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