High Court Greenlights W.Va. Class Bid In Baycol Fight

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a federal judge was not authorized to stop a state court from certifying a class action over Bayer Corp.'s Baycol, in a decision that could make it easier for plaintiffs to bring class actions.

A Minnesota federal judge did not have authority under the Anti-Injunction Act's relitigation exception to enjoin the state court from considering class certification, even though that judge had denied certification in a similar product liability case over Baycol, Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court....
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