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Court Nixes Travelers' Bid To Halt State Suit

Law360 (August 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed U.S. District Judge James M. Rosenbaum's September 2006 decision not to enjoin the Georgia state court action because the relitigation exception of the Anti-Injunction Act—28 U.S.C. section 2283—did not apply.

“We're very pleased with the outcome,” said Karen Brown Kepler, who represented Jones during the appeal. Kepler added that the decision came as no surprise, and was in line with prior Eighth Circuit rulings.

Judge Rosenbaum conceded that both of plaintiff Jarvis C. Jones' suits...
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