From our private database of 13,000+ case briefs...
Car Carriers, Inc. v. Ford Motor Company
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
789 F.2d 589 (7th Cir. 1989)
Car Carriers, Inc. (Car Carriers) (plaintiff) transported cars for Ford Motor Company (Ford) (defendant). Car Carriers alleged that Ford controlled the rates Car Carriers received for work and that Ford persuaded Car Carriers to invest in new equipment and facilities by promising increased rates and more business in return, but then prevented Car Carriers from getting increased rates and terminated Car Carrier’s business. Car Carriers sued Ford and Nu-Car Carriers, Inc. (Nu-Car) in 1982 alleging antitrust law violations and several state law claims. The district court dismissed the antitrust claim, the only federal claim in the suit, with prejudice. The court decided not to exercise pendent jurisdiction over the state claims and dismissed Car Carrier’s entire suit. This Court affirmed the district court’s decision on appeal. In 1983, Car Carriers brought a second suit against Ford and Nu-Car that included allegations of racketeering and violating the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), along with several state law violations. The district court dismissed Car Carriers’ entire suit again, holding that the federal claims in this second suit were barred by the doctrine of res judicata because they stem from the same basic facts as the 1982 antitrust claim. Car Carriers appealed the district court’s dismissal. The appellate court held that Car Carriers’ federal claims in the second law suit were barred by the doctrine of res judicata and affirmed the district court’s order to dismiss.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ripple, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 129,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,000 briefs, keyed to 177 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.