On March 31, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a major decision that could make businesses more susceptible to federal class action suits. Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Co. (Mar. 31, 2010). Shady Grove presented the Court with a conflict between a New York state law that prohibited class actions seeking penalties and Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which has no such limitation.
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