State-Created Public Entity Is Not A 'Citizen': 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has held that a group of public entities are alter egos of the state, paving the way for their two federal product liability cases alleging Hoover Universal Inc. sold roof construction materials that deteriorated due to a fire-retardant chemical to be reheard in state court.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health, the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and the South Carolina State Budget and Control Board-Insurance Reserve Fund are alter egos of the state of South Carolina and therefore...
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