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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v. United States Bay Counties Dist Council of Carpenters


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Dissenting Opinion
Frankfurter

United States Supreme Court

330 U.S. 395

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America  v.  United States Bay Counties Dist Council of Carpenters

 Argued: & Submitted Oct. 15, 1946. --- Decided: March 10, 1947

Under provision of Norris-LaGuardia Act making liability of organization interested in labor dispute for unlawful acts of individual officers, members, or agents dependent upon clear proof of authorization of such act, requirement of 'authorization' restricts liability, although officers or members are acting within scope of their general authourity, to those organizations or members who actually participate in the unlawful acts, except upon clear proof that particular act charged, or acts generally of that type and quality, had been expressly authorized, or necessarily followed from a granted authority. Norris-LaGuardia Act, § 6, 29 U.S.C.A. § 106.

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Mr. Charles H. Tuttle, of New York City, for petitioners United Brotherhood of Carpenters, etc., in Nos. 6 and 7.

Messrs. Joseph O. Carson II, of Indianapolis, Ind., Harry N. Routzohn, of Dayton, Ohio, Hugh K. McKevitt and Jack M. Howard, both of San Francisco, Cal., for petitioner Bay County District Council of Carpenters in No. 7.

Mr. Maurice E. Harrison, of San Francisco, Cal., for petitioners in No. 8.

Messrs. Guy C. Calden and Clarence E. Todd, both of San Francisco, Cal., for petitioner in No. 9.

Mr. Morgan J. Doyle, of San Francisco, Cal., for petitioners in No. 10.

Mr. Holmes Baldridge, of Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Mr. Justice REED delivered the opinion of the Court.

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