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SC To Weigh State Law's Use In Federal Class Suits

Law360 (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seeking to evaluate the control states have over federal class actions, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a decision in a putative class action against Allstate Insurance Co. that was filed in federal court but dismissed under a New York law barring such suits.

The Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates PA after the case was initially dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the dismissal was...
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