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In Re: Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 09-8027

In plaintiffs' class action lawsuit against defendant-automobile insurance providers, defendant's petition for permission to appeal is granted and the judgment of the district court granting plaintiff's motion to remand the action to the state court is affirmed where the new claims added by the class certification order relate back to the relevant transaction or occurrence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/22/2009
  • Published 10/22/2009


  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, MANION and KANNE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Stephen M. Shapiro, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL, for Petitioners.

  • For Appellees:
  • Andrew W. Kuhlmann, Robert Schmieder II, Lakinchapman LLC, Wood River, IL, Timothy F. Campbell, Campbell & McGrady, Godgrey, IL, for Respondent.
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