Serr v. Sullivan, No. 16908-16914.

CourtUnited States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit)
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM
Citation390 F.2d 619
Decision Date01 March 1968
Docket NumberNo. 16908-16914.
PartiesHarold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant, v. Juleus J. SULLIVAN, Jr., Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.). Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant, v. Francis DEIMEYER, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.). Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant, v. James F. CURRAN, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.). Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant, v. Joseph LETIZIA, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.). Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant, v. James J. WHEATLEY, Jr., Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.). Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant, v. Nicholas DeWILDE, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.). Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant, v. Gustav MORTENSEN, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

390 F.2d 619 (1968)

Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant,
v.
Juleus J. SULLIVAN, Jr., Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant,
v.
Francis DEIMEYER, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant,
v.
James F. CURRAN, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant,
v.
Joseph LETIZIA, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant,
v.
James J. WHEATLEY, Jr., Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant,
v.
Nicholas DeWILDE, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

Harold A. SERR, Director Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division Internal Revenue Service, Appellant,
v.
Gustav MORTENSEN, Hiram Walker Incorporated, (Respondent-Intervenor in D. C.).

Nos. 16908-16914.

United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit.

Argued February 20, 1968.

Decided March 1, 1968.


Philip Wilens, Head, Statutory Enforcement Unit, Criminal Division, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., Drew J. T. O'Keefe, U. S. Atty., Philadelphia, Pa., for appellant. Charles Ruff, Robert Gary, Attys., Dept. of Justice, John W. Coggins, Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Legal Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D. C., of counsel.

James H. McGlothlin, Washington, D. C.

Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Philadelphia, Pa., Richard A. Brady, William A. Dobrovir, Covington & Burling, Washington, D. C., Philip H. Strubing, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellee Hiram Walker Incorporated.

H. Francis DeLone, Richard G. Schneider, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellee-witnesses: Sullivan, Deimeyer, Curran, Letizia, Wheatley, DeWilde.

Russell E. Ellis, Norristown, Pa., for appellee-witness: Mortensen.

Before KALODNER, FREEDMAN and VAN DUSEN, Circuit Judges.

OPINION OF THE COURT

PER CURIAM.

Is the Director of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, Internal Revenue Service, empowered by the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, 27 U.S.C.A. § 201 et seq., to...

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    • March 12, 1981
    ...to invoke compulsory process against persons over whom it has been given no such authority, Serr v. Sullivan, D.C., 270 F.Supp. 544, aff'd 390 F.2d 619 (CA 3 1968), or if it operates beyond the scope of its subject matter jurisdiction. Canadian Pacific Ltd. v. United States, 379 F.Supp. 128......
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    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia)
    • November 9, 1982
    ...Sec. 202(c) "incorporates that portion of the [FTC Act] which authorizes the Commission to issue subpoenas") (emphasis added), aff'd, 390 F.2d 619 (3d Cir.1968) (per 26 See S.REP. NO. 164, supra note 17, at 50, 1977 U.S.CODE CONG. & AD.NEWS at 904. 27 See Federal Maritime Comm'n v. New York......
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