United States Ninth Circuit

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Movsesian v. Victoria Versicherung AG, 07-56722

In a class action by Armenian genocide victims against various insurers under section 354.4 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, the district court's denial of a motion to dismiss the claims is reversed, as section 354.4 does not concern an area of traditional state responsibility and intrudes on the field of foreign affairs entrusted exclusively to the federal government, and so is preempted.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/23/2012
  • Published 02/23/2012

Judges

  • Graber

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Neil M. Soltman, Kathryn Lee Boyd