Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, AFL-C10 v. J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc., AFL-CIO

CourtU.S. Court of Appeals — Second Circuit
Writing for the CourtBefore VAN GRAAFEILAND and NEWMAN, Circuit Judges, and GOETTEL; PER CURIAM
Citation638 F.2d 7
PartiesFed. Sec. L. Rep. P 97,814, 1980-81 Trade Cases 63,694 AMALGAMATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS UNION,, et al. and Seafarers International Union,, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. J. P. STEVENS & CO., INC. et al., Defendants-Appellees. AMALGAMATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS UNION, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. J. P. STEVENS & CO., INC., Defendant-Appellee. ockets 79-7595, 79-7631.
Decision Date23 December 1980
Docket NumberAFL-CIO,D,595,Nos. 580

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638 F.2d 7
Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 97,814, 1980-81 Trade Cases 63,694
AMALGAMATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO, et
al. and Seafarers International Union, AFL-CIO, et
al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
J. P. STEVENS & CO., INC. et al., Defendants-Appellees.
AMALGAMATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS UNION, Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
J. P. STEVENS & CO., INC., Defendant-Appellee.
Nos. 580, 595, Dockets 79-7595, 79-7631.
United States Court of Appeals,
Second Circuit.
Argued April 2, 1980.
Decided Dec. 23, 1980.

Alan G. Blumberg, New York City (Irving J. Alter, Richard G. Liskov, Szold, Brandwen, Meyers & Altman, and Arthur M. Goldberg, Gen. Counsel, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiff-appellant Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in No. 79-7631.

Joel I. Klein, Washington, D. C. (Harry Huge, David R. Boyd, H. Bartow Farr III, Rogovin, Stern & Huge, Washington, D. C., Irving J. Alter, Alan Blumberg, Richard G. Liskov, and Szold, Brandwen, Meyers & Altman, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiff-appellant Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in No. 7595.

David I. Jaffe and Schulman & Abarbanel, New York City, on the brief for plaintiff-appellant Seafarers International Union in No. 79-7595.

Jay Topkis, New York City (Susan P. Carr, Jamie B. W. Stecher, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, on the brief), for defendant-appellee.

Ralph C. Ferrara, Gen. Counsel, Jacob H. Stillman, Assoc. Gen. Counsel, Linda W. Otto, Sp. Counsel, and Richard A. Kirby, Washington, D. C., submitted a brief for the Securities and Exchange Commission as amicus curiae in No. 79-7595.

Before VAN GRAAFEILAND and NEWMAN, Circuit Judges, and GOETTEL, District Judge. *

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PER CURIAM:

During the course of its protracted struggle with J. P. Stevens & Co., the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union brought two somewhat novel lawsuits in the District Court for the Southern District of New York. The first alleged violation of the antitrust and civil rights laws. The second, brought by the Union as a shareholder of the Company, alleged unlawful proxy solicitation in violation of Rule 14a-9, 17 C.F.R. § 240.14a-9 (1979). Both suits were dismissed for failure to state a claim on which relief could be granted, the antitrust suit by Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr., D. C., 475 F.Supp. 482, and the securities suit by Judge Pierre N. Leval, D. C., 475 F.Supp. 328. While appeals from both dismissals were pending,...

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