United States v. National City Lines, Inc. - 337 U.S. 78 (1949)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. National City Lines, Inc., 337 U.S. 78 (1949)
United States v. National City Lines, Inc.
No. 269, Misc.
Argued February 8, 1949
Decided May 31, 1949
337 U.S. 78
Under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), incorporated in the revision of the Judicial Code effective September 1, 1948, the doctrine of forum non conveniens is made applicable to civil suits by the Government against corporations under the antitrust laws. Ex parte Collett, ante, p. 337 U. S. 55; Kilpatrick v. Texas & Pacific R. Co., ante p. 337 U. S. 75. Pp. 337 U. S. 79-84.
Under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), a Federal District Court in which the Government had instituted a civil suit against certain corporations under the Sherman Act transferred it to a District Court in another District. 80 F.Supp. 734. The Government moved in this Court for leave to file a petition for writ of certiorari. The case was assigned for hearing on the motion. 335 U.S. 897. Motion denied, p. 337 U. S. 84.