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Erie Doctrine

Healthcare Liability Affidavits Not Required in Federal Court

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

The Fifth Circuit recently denied en banc reconsideration of Passmore v. Baylor Health Care System, 823 F.3d 292 (5th Cir. 2016). In the Passmore opinion, the court held that Texas’ requirement regarding expert reports in...more

The Seventh Circuit Applies the Erie Doctrine to Minor Settlements

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

For the purposes of the Erie doctrine, which directs federal courts sitting in diversity to apply state substantive law and federal procedural rules, “damages law is substantive law,” and that includes the law that governs...more

Could the DC Circuit Decide the Abbas Appeal While Avoiding the “Erie” Issue?

by LeClairRyan on

I have previously explained that Yasser Abbas’s appeal from the district court’s decision, granting the defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion, will likely force the DC Circuit to decide whether the DC anti-SLAPP statute applies in...more

Federal Court Erie Prediction Insufficient to Establish Conflict of Law

In its recent decision in Bridgeview Health Care Ctr. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2014 Ill. LEXIS 596 (May, 22, 2014), the Supreme Court of Illinois had occasion to consider whether a federal court’s Erie prediction is...more

Abbas Appeal Will Likely Force DC Circuit To Decide Erie Issue

by LeClairRyan on

Unless something unexpected happens, the Abbas v. Foreign Policy Group appeal will force the DC Circuit to expressly decide whether the DC anti-SLAPP statute applies in federal court (the so-called “Erie” issue). ...more

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