Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Company

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 2, 2009
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Scalia
Term

Holding: Federal Rule 23 controls when a class action lawsuit may be filed in federal court, so states do not have the authority to limit the right to sue.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on March 31, 2010. Justice Stevens concurred in part and concurred in the judgment. Justice Ginsburg dissented, joined by Justices Kennedy, Breyer, and Alito.

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