China Agritech Should Apply To State Class Actions
Law360 (April 11, 2019, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Class action defendants scored a significant victory last term in China Agritech Inc. v. Resh. There, the court held that the so-called American Pipe equitable tolling rule — which provides that the timely filing of a class action tolls the statute of limitations for plaintiffs encompassed by the class complaint — only tolls the limitations period for individual claims, not class claims.
Although China Agritech clarified existing law governing federal claims, it left several open questions in its wake. In this article we address one of those questions: whether China Agritech’s clarification of American Pipe also applies to state law claims...
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