No. 269, Misc.

337 U.S. 78 (1949)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 31, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles H. Weston argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were George T. Washington, Acting Solicitor General, Assistant Attorney General Bergson and Philip Elman.

C. Frank Reavis argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Martin D. Jacobs, Oscar A. Trippet, Henry M. Hogan, H.D. Emery, Rayburn L. Foster, R.B.F. Hummer, Hubert T. Morrow, Marshall P. Madison, Eugene M. Prince, Francis R. Kirkham and Everett A. Mathews.

Marland Gale was also on a brief with Mr. Reavis and Mr. Jacobs for the National City Lines, Inc., and Pacific City Lines, Inc., respondents. Horace G. Hitchcock was also of counsel for the Mack Manufacturing Corp., respondent.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE VINSON delivered the opinion of the Court.

The issue here is whether the 1948 revision of the Judicial Code (Title 28, United States Code) extends the doctrine of forum non conveniens to antitrust suits. The Government's complaint in this civil suit alleged that respondent corporations have conspired to obtain control of local transportation companies in at least 44 cities in 16 states in different sections of the country, in order to restrain...

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