Beacon Theaters, Inc. v. Westover

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Beacon Theaters, Inc. v. Westover
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Beacon Theatres v. Westover, 359 U.S. 500 (1959), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States dealing with jury trials in civil matters. The court held that where legal and equitable claims are joined in the same action, the legal claims must be tried by a jury before the equitable claims can be resolved. — Excerpted from Beacon Theatres v. Westover on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

359 U.S. 500


 Argued: Dec. 10, 1958. --- Decided: May 25, 1959

Mr. Jack Corinblit, Los Angeles, Cal., for petitioner.

Mr. Frank R. Johnston, Los Angeles, Cal., for respondents.

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).