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Civil Procedure Keyed to Marcus
Walker v. Armco Steel Corp.
Citation:446 U.S. 740 (1980)
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On August 22, 1975, Walker was injured by an allegedly defective nail manufactured by Armco Steel Corp. Walker filed a complaint against Armco in federal district court in Oklahoma on August 19, 1977. Jurisdiction was based on diversity. Service of process was not made on Armco Steel Corp. until December 1, 1977. Walker’s case was dismissed as untimely because under Oklahoma law, an action was not commenced until service of process was made; thus, the action was not commenced within the applicable two year state (Oklahoma) statute of limitations.
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