US Policy Trumps Calif. Insurance Law: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 2:56 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has sidelined a lawsuit over a state law governing time limits for claims arising under life insurance policies issued to victims of the Armenian Genocide, ruling that the law interferes with the U.S. government's conduct of foreign relations.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday reversed an order refusing to dismiss the case after finding that the Californian statute at issue “impermissibly impairs the president’s ability to speak with one voice for the nation in the realm of...
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