Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York v. York
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Respondent brought a diversity suit alleging that Petitioner had breached its fiduciary duties. His complaint alleged fraud and misrepresentation. Petitioner filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in the district court, due to the fact, that the New York statute of limitations had run. The district court granted this motion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed this decision when it held that the district court did not have to follow the New York statute of limitations even though jurisdiction was based on diversity. The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari.
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