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    BOCA GRANDE CLUB v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, ___ U.S. ___ (1994)

    U.S. Supreme Court

    BOCA GRANDE CLUB v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, ___ U.S. ___ (1994)

    BOCA GRANDE CLUB v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, ___ U.S. ___ (1994)

    BOCA GRANDE CLUB, INC. v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO., INC.
    CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

    No. 93-180

    Argued January 11, 1994
    Decided April 20, 1994

    Held:

    The judgment is vacated and the case remanded for further proceedings consistent with McDermott, Inc. v. AmClyde, ante, p. ___, which adopts the proportionate share rule, under which actions for contribution against settling defendants are neither necessary nor permitted. P. 1.

    990 F.2d 606, vacated and remanded.

    STEVENS, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. [ BOCA GRANDE CLUB v. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, ___ U.S. ___ (1994) , 1]  

    JUSTICE STEVENS delivered the opinion of the Court.

    We granted certiorari, 509 U.S. ___ (1993), to consider the question whether, in an action against several alleged joint tortfeasors under general maritime law, the plaintiff's settlement with on defendant bars a claim for contribution brought by nonsettling defendants against the settling defendant. Because the opinion that we announce today in McDermott, Inc. v. AmClyde, ante, p. ___, adopts the proportionate share rule, under which actions for contribution against settling defendants are neither necessary nor permitted, we vacate the judgment of the Court of Appeals and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with that opinion.

    It is so ordered. Page I

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