Sibbach v. Wilson & Co.
|Sibbach v. Wilson & Co.|
|Argued December 17, 1940
Decided January 13, 1941
|Full case name||Sibbach v. Wilson & Company, Incorporated|
|Citations||312 U.S. 1 (more)
61 S. Ct. 422; 85 L. Ed. 479; 1941 U.S. LEXIS 1032
|Prior history||Cert. to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
|In a diversity jurisdiction case, important and substantial procedures are considered "Procedural" not "Substantive" and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure apply.|
|Majority||Roberts, joined by Hughes, McReynolds, Stone, Reed|
|Dissent||Frankfurter, joined by Black, Douglas, Murphy|
Sibbach v. Wilson & Co., 312 U.S. 1 (1941), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court in which the Court held that under American law important and substantial procedures are not substantive, rather they are still considered procedural, and federal law applies.
This was a post-Erie decision, and thus the decision whether to apply the law of the state of jurisdiction or uniform federal rules depended on whether the rule in question was procedural or substantive in nature.
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