EPL ALERT: Class Action Sent Back to State Court After Federal Overstepping
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EPL ALERT: Class Action Sent Back to State Court After Federal Overstepping

June 16, 2011-In considering consolidated claims against Baycol alleging injuries suffered by West Virginia plaintiffs, the Court ruled that a federal court lacked authority to bar a state-court class action. A federal court in Minnesota had denied class certification, then enjoined a separate Baycol class action pending in state court in West Virginia. The top court held that the federal court had exceeded its authority under the Anti-Injunction Act.

 

Smith v. Bayer Corp., No. 09-1205

78SMITH ET AL. v. BAYER CORP.6-11.pdf