United States Supreme Court
436 U.S. 149 (1978)
After Brooks (plaintiff) was evicted from her home, the city arranged for her belongings to be stored in a warehouse owned by Flagg Brothers, Inc. (defendant). There was a dispute over charges between the parties, and Flagg Brothers threatened to sell Brooks’ belongings. The New York Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) authorizes a warehouse owner to sell goods in his possession. Brooks brought a class action, claiming that selling her goods without a hearing would violate due process.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, J.)
Dissent (Stevens, J.)
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