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Clock For State Claims Stops In Federal Court, Justices Say

Law360, Washington (January 22, 2018, 1:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that bringing state claims in federal court stops the clock on the statute of limitations for those claims, handing a victory to a fired D.C. health inspector attempting to sue the city for gender discrimination and retaliation.

Splitting 5-4, the court ruled that statutes of limitations for state claims are suspended while those claims are pending in federal court, a pro-plaintiff interpretation of the federal supplemental jurisdiction statute.

The case, Artis v. District of Columbia, deals with the tolling mechanism...
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Case Information

Case Title

Stephanie C. Artis, Petitioner v. District of Columbia

Case Number



Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

October 7, 2016

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