Tolling Doctrine Protects Individual Suits: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A class member in a putative class action is allowed to file an individual lawsuit before class certification is denied, even if the statute of limitations on her claim has run out, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Friday, in a case involving an automobile insurance dispute against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

Joining the Second and Ninth Circuits, the Tenth Circuit became the third court of appeals to rule that class action tolling rules long known to protect class members...
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