Inside Smith V. Bayer

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited and much-anticipated ruling in Smith, et al., v. Bayer Corp., No. 09-1205 (U.S. June 16, 2011), on one of the key class action issues pending before the court this term.

The Smith case involves a situation where a federal court enjoined a state court from considering a plaintiff's request to certify a class action because the federal court had earlier denied a certification motion in a related case brought by a different plaintiff against the same defendant alleging...
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