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Case Name Marrone v. U. S. Immigration & Naturalization Service IM-NY-0035
Docket / Court Docket No. Not Available ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
In the early 1970s, Angelo Marrone, an immigration inspector for the INS, filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York to challenge a revised classification standard issued by the INS and the Civil Service Commission for immigrant inspectors, ... read more >
In the early 1970s, Angelo Marrone, an immigration inspector for the INS, filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York to challenge a revised classification standard issued by the INS and the Civil Service Commission for immigrant inspectors, grade GS-9. Plaintiff alleged that that the enactment of the standard was arbitrary, unreasonable, and capricious as the revised standard was based upon an inaccurate description of the duties and functions of immigration inspectors.

After suit was filed, the District Court certified the case as a class action, with the class consisting of "all immigration inspectors, grade GS-9, on September 24, 1970, or thereafter." Defendants moved for summary judgment, arguing that plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedy. Plaintiff filed a cross-motion for summary judgment. On October 4, 1973, the District Court (Judge Walter Bruchhausen) entered summary judgment in favor of defendants and plaintiff appealed.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed, finding that summary judgment was premature as genuine issues of fact existed. The Court remanded the case with instructions to have a member of the plaintiff class pursue an administrative appeal with the Civil Service Commission, so as to exhaust the available administrative remedies. Marrone v. U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 500 F.2d 418 (2nd Cir. 1974).

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Dan Dalton - 11/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Immigration
Employment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) Immigration and Naturalization Service
U.S. Civil Service Commission
Plaintiff Description All immigration inspectors, grade GS-9, on September 24, 1970, or thereafter.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
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Docket(s)
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General Documents
Per Curiam Opinion 06/18/1974 (500 F.2d 418)
IM-NY-0035-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Smith, John Joseph (D. Conn., Second Circuit)
IM-NY-0035-0001
Timbers, William Homer (D. Conn., Second Circuit)
IM-NY-0035-0001
Tyler, Harold R. Jr. (S.D.N.Y.)
IM-NY-0035-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Rothstein, Martin L (New York)
IM-NY-0035-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Boyd, Edward John (New York)
IM-NY-0035-0001
Marks, Jonathan M. (New York)
IM-NY-0035-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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