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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Walker v. Armco Steel Corp.
Citation:446 U.S. 740 (1980)
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Walker brought an action against Armco Steel Co. in federal district court in Oklahoma. The district court dismissed the complaint, concluding that it was barred because it was untimely under the Oklahoma statute of limitations because of when the action was commenced under state law. The court of appeals affirmed, finding that there was a direct conflict between the state statute’s rule regarding commencement of actions and the federal rule (Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 3), but concluding that it was constrained to follow precedent (Ragan v. Merchants Transfer & Warehouse Co.) which held that state law was applicable. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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