United States v. W. T. Grant Company

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Dissenting Opinion

United States Supreme Court

345 U.S. 629

United States  v.  W. T. Grant Company

 Argued: and Submitted April 9, 1953. --- Decided: May 25, 1953

Mr. Victor H. Kramer, Washington, D.C., for appellant.

Mr. Eustace Seligman, New York City, for appellees John M. Hancock et al.

Mr. Abe Fortas, Washington, D.C., for appellee Kroger Co.

Mr. Harry H. Wiggins, New York City, for appellee S. H. Kresge Co.

Mr. Justice CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.


Hancock was on the board of three different corporations in violation of the corporate code before he resigned. Voluntary cessation of the activity does not make the case moot. In order to obtain an injunction, Plaintiff must show there is cognizable danger of recurrent violation (something more than mere possibility): a. Bona fides of express intent to comply b. Effectiveness of discontinuance c. Character/Nature of Past violations

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