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POST ERIE CASES

ISSUE

OUTCOME State law followed

OPINIONS EXPLANATION "we cannot give (the claim) longer life in the federal ct than it would've had in the state court."

Commencement of Suit Ragan v. Merchants Transfer & 1. Fed. Rules Civ. Pro --> when suit filed Warehouse 2. KS State rule --> when served

Bond Requirement 1. Fed. Rule 23.1 --> Bond not required Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan State law followed 2. NJ State rule --> Shareholder corp. must post bond Employment Practices Arbitration Bernhardt v. Polygraphic Co. of 1. Fed. Rule --> Arbitration required State law followed America 2. VT State rule --> Arbitration Barred Out of State corp. not allowed in State ct 1. Fed. Rule --> Woods v. Interstate Realty State law followed 2. MS State rule --> only taxpayers allowed in state ct

"this statute is not merely a regulation of procedure."

POST HANNA CASES

ISSUE

OUTCOME

EXPLANATION Does the Fed rule actually cover the specifc issue (question of pertinance)? Sup ct held that Fed rule was not a direct conflcitso determine the validity of the rule based on constitutionif Fed rule is constitutional then used Fed. Rule

Burlington North R. v. Woods

D penalized 10% if unsuccessful on appeal Followed Federal 1. Fed. Rule --> Discretionary penalty Practice No 2. AL State Statute --> only taxpayers allowed penalty in state ct Enforcebility of Forum Selection Clauses 1. Fed. Rule --> 28 USC 1404 (TofV) 2. AL State Case Law --> Clauses not enforceable Who decides if damages are excessive (trial ct or appl ct)? 1. Reexaminiation of clause of 7th amendm. 2. NY state requires rvw by Appls ct Followed Federal Practice ignore state case law, give substantial weight to clause Modify Federal Practice by allowing districts courts to examine verdicts for excessiveness

Stewart Org v. Ricoh

Gasperini v. Center for Humanities