This Article discusses the effect Shady Grove is likely to have on vertical choice-of-law in cases involving a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure...Part II of the Article discusses the majority opinion. Part III deals with parts II-B and II-C of Justice Scalia’s opinion and with the concurrence. Part IV addresses the dissent. Part V offers a critical evaluation of the opinions. Part VI discusses some of the scholarly interpretations of REA and suggests two possible perspectives on REA’s substantive-rights limitation that make it more understandable in light of the Erie doctrine’s history, easier to navigate, and less of a threat to predictability in future cases.
Doernberg, Donald L.
""The Tempest": Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Co.: The Rules Enabling Act Decision That Added to the Confusion - But Should Not Have,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 44
, Article 7.
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