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Landgraf v. USI Film Products

United States Supreme Court
511 U.S. 244 (1994)


Facts

The Civil Rights Act of 1991 (CRA) imposed new types of liability on employers engaging in discrimination. The CRA did not specify whether it would apply retroactively to conduct or litigation that commenced before its enactment. The United States Supreme Court took up the case to decide the issue of whether the CRA applied to cases that were not finally adjudicated as of the CRA’s effective date.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Stevens, J.)

Concurrence (Scalia, J.)

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