Federal Jurisdictional Update
By: Owen T. Rooney Title 28 of the United States Code Section 1367(d) allows for federal supplemental jurisdiction over state law claims. This statute, as now construed by the US Supreme Court in Artis v. District of Columbia, holds that the statutes of limitations on any state law claims stops while the claim is in…
U.S. Supreme Court Granted Cert to Address Question of Federal Jurisdiction in Legal Malpractice Case
By: Dana Maine
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in a case out of the Supreme Court of Texas, Minton v. Gunn, et al., 80 USLW 353547, 81 USLW 3028 (U.S. Oct. 5, 2012) (No. 11-1118).
The Court will decide whether the 5-3 Texas Supreme Court decision was