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Flagg Brothers, Inc. v. Brooks
United States Supreme Court
436 U.S. 149, 98 S.Ct. 1729, 56 L.Ed.2d 185 (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’s 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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