Texaco Inc., and Subsidiaries v. United States of America

Filing 75

ORDER REOPENING CASE, JUDGMENT. Signed by Judge ARMSTRONG on 9/4/08. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/4/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 September 4, 2008 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION TEXACO INC., and Subsidiaries, Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant. No. C 04-00316 SBA ORDER [Docket No. 66] On June 13, 2008, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in this matter and ordered "the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Texaco is VACATED and the case is REMANDED to the district court for the entry of judgment in favor of the government." Docket No. 71. A review of the docket shows this Court did not grant summary judgment in favor of Texaco. On June 16, 2005, the Court denied both plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment and defendant's motion for summary judgment. See Docket No. 48. The denial did have the effect, however, of favoring plaintiff's interpretation of 26 U.S.C. 1341, over defendant's interpretation, see Docket No. 65 at 1:23-2:24, which dispute is at the core of this litigation. Subsequently, on April 12, 2006, the parties stipulated to a judgment in plaintiff's favor, without waiving any rights of appeal, which the Court granted on April 24, 2006. See Docket Nos. 65-66. As already mentioned, on appeal, defendant's interpretation of 26 U.S.C. 1341 prevailed. ACCORDINGLY, the Court REOPENS this matter, VACATES the Order granting the stipulated Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff against Defendant [Docket No. 66], and GRANTS judgment in favor of defendant. All matters calendared in this action are VACATED. The Clerk shall CLOSE the file and terminate any pending matters. IT IS SO ORDERED. _________________________________ Saundra Brown Armstrong United States District Judge 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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