Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno


Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno

Infobox SCOTUS case
Litigants=Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno
ArgueDate=October 14
ArgueYear=1981
DecideDate=December 8
DecideYear=1981
FullName=Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno, Personal Representative of the Estates of Fehilly at al.
USVol=454
USPage=235
Citation=
Prior= The District Court granted the defendant a dismissal on the grounds of forum non conveniens. The Court of Appeals overturned this, believing the Scottish courts to be less favorable to the plaintiff than the original forum.
Subsequent=
Holding= The Supreme Court held that the Appeals court misinterpreted Gilbert. A change in forum to a less favorable court is permissible. The Appeals court decision was overturned and the District Court's reinstated.
SCOTUS=1975-1981
Majority=Marshall
JoinMajority=Burger, Blackmun Rehnquist, White
Concurrence=White
Dissent=Stevens
JoinDissent=Brennan, Powell
NotParticipating=O'Connor
LawsApplied=

"Piper Aircraft Co. v. Reyno", ussc|454|235|1981 was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court, in which the court considered the lower court's application of its power of forum non conveniens.


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