KOUGASIAN v. TMSL, INC., 02-56781
The Rooker-Feldman doctrine does not bar subject matter jurisdiction when a federal plaintiff alleges a cause of action for extrinsic fraud on a state court and seeks to set aside a state court judgment obtained by that fraud. Because plaintiff asserts no legal error by the state court, the district court erred in dismissing her appeal on Rooker-Feldman grounds.
- Argued 12/05/2003
- Submitted 12/05/2003
- Decided 02/26/2004
- Published 02/26/2004
Before PREGERSON, COWEN, and W. FLETCHER, Circuit Judges.
United States Ninth Circuit
John W. Powell, Irvine, CA, for the appellants.
Philip D. Weiss and Donald Ornelas, Jr., Agajanian, McFall, Weiss, Tetreault & Crist, Los Angeles, CA; James G. Boedecker, Mill Valley, CA, for the appellees.