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Pan American Fire & Casualty Co. v. Revere

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
188 F.Supp. 474 (E.D. La. 1960)


Facts

A truck collided with a school bus carrying children, killing the bus driver and three children and injuring 23 others. Various parties started to bring multiple actions against the truck’s insurer, Pan American Fire & Casualty Co. (Pan American) (plaintiff), so Pan American instituted an interpleader action seeking to combine all of the victims into one proceeding. Pan American deposited a $100,000 bond, the maximum amount of its policy, with the court.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Wright, J.)

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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