Case Detail

Dow Chemical Co. v. Stephenson
On June 9, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it was equally divided in this case, which raised the issue of whether absent class members in a class action should be permitted to relitigate final judgments entered in the lawsuit. The 4-4 vote means that the issue remains undecided until another case raising similar issues comes along. WLF had filed a brief in the case, urging the Court to bar collateral attacks on class actions judgments that have become final. The case involves a challenge to the 1983 settlement of all claims arising from the exposure of Vietnam veterans to the herbicide Agent Orange.
Case Status:
No opinion issued, due to equally divided court
More Information and Downloads:
12/19/2002: Download the Brief

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