Lyons et al. v. Westinghouse Electric Corp. et al, 201 F.2d 510 (2d Cir. 1953)

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US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - 201 F.2d 510 (2d Cir. 1953) Argued January 6, 1953
Decided January 21, 1953
Writ of Certiorari Denied April 6, 1953

See 73 S. Ct. 781.

Copal Mintz, New York City, for appellants.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City (Albert R. Connelly, George S. Leonard and John G. Williams, New York City, of counsel), for appellee.

Before SWAN, Chief Judge, and CLARK and FRANK, Circuit Judges.


The defendants in the prior state court action brought by Westinghouse raised the defense of illegality of the contract sued upon. Thereafter they brought the present action in the federal court and sought to stay further proceedings in the state court. Judge Bondy rightly held that 28 U.S.C.A. § 2283 prevents the issuance of such a stay. The appellants' attempt to distinguish Red Rock Cola Co. v. Red Rock Bottlers, 5 Cir., 195 F.2d 406, and Bascom Launder Corp. v. Telecoin Corp., D.C.S.D.N.Y., 9 F.R.D. 677 is not persuasive. We agree with those decisions.

The order is affirmed and our mandate will be issued forthwith.