Monday, December 13, 2010
Costco: Tie Goes to the Circuit Court
The Supreme Court has decided the Costco grey market Omega watch case. We discussed that earlier here. Unfortunately for those seeking clarity, the case was "decided" by an eight-judge panel. Newest Justice Kagan was excluded because she worked on the case at the Justice Department. As you Supreme Court scholars know, a tie decision results in a non-precedential affirmance of the lower court decision. Thus, this is entirely anticlimactic.