Justices May Take Narrow View Of Widening 'American Pipe'

By Ed Beeson (March 23, 2018, 10:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday is slated to consider whether its own doctrine should allow plaintiffs in certain instances to file new class actions after the deadline to do so has passed, an idea that some lawyers say may face a chilly reception from the bench.

The justices on Monday will hear oral arguments for China Agritech Inc. v. Resh. The case will decide the reach of the so-called equitable tolling provisions of the high court's landmark American Pipe decision.

In it, China Agritech has asked the justices to overturn a Ninth Circuit decision reviving a securities class action against...

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