No. 71-858.

409 U.S. 289 (1973)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 9, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jerome H. Torshen argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was Lawrence H. Eiger.

Lee A. Freeman argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief for respondents Chicago Mercantile Exchange et al. was Lee A. Freeman, Jr. Max Chill, Herman Chill, and Charles B. Bernstein filed a brief for respondents Siegel Trading Co., Inc., et al.

Solicitor General Griswold, Acting Assistant Attorney General Comegys, Samuel Huntington, and Seymour H. Dussman filed a brief for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question before us is whether in this antitrust case the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit properly stayed further judicial action pending administrative proceedings which the court deemed available under the Commodity Exchange Act, 42 Stat. 998, as amended, 7 U. S. C. § 1 et seq.

The case began when petitioner Ricci filed a complaint against the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, its president...

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