Supreme Court allows class action suit against Bayer

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday unanimously reversed [opinion, PDF] the lower court in Smith v. Bayer Corp. [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report], allowing a class action lawsuit against the company to proceed. The Court held that under the re-litigation exception of the Anti-Injunction Act [28 USC § 2283], a district court exceeded its authority when it enjoined Smith from seeking class certification in state court after denying certification to a similar class. They also declared issues…

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