Supreme Court Won't Review Calif. Genocide Insurance Law

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a California law extending the statute of limitations for insurance claims by Armenian genocide victims that was rejected by the Ninth Circuit, a decision backed by the U.S. solicitor general and derided by several federal legislators.

The decision not to review a case brought by policyholders against German insurer Munich Re keeps intact the Ninth Circuit’s February 2012 en banc order striking down an amendment to California law that granted the state's courts jurisdiction over insurance claims related to the nearly century-old genocide.

The subsequent appeal of that decision to the Supreme...

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