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The Supreme Court Invalidates State Restriction on Federal Class Actions in Shady Grove v. Allstate

BY | August 10, 2010

Daniel Crane, Aidan Synnott, Aug 10, 2010 The United States Supreme Court recently held that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 trumps a state rule that forbids all class action…

Daniel Crane, Aidan Synnott, Aug 10, 2010

The United States Supreme Court recently held that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 trumps a state rule that forbids all class action relief based on a state statutory penalty. With the Court splitting along ideologically diverse lines, three separate opinions vigorously debated matters of state policy prerogative and legislative interpretation. The Justices appeared to agree, however, that the decision will surely result in increased forum shopping f

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