Monday, January 12, 2009

SCOTUS Denies Cert. in Case Holding that Subsequent Favorable Change in Law Insufficient Grounds for Reopening Case under Rule 60

U.S. Law Week's Supreme Court Today is reporting that the Supreme Court denied review today in 94 cases, 7 of which are classified under civil procedure. The denial in one case, Silvas v. Remington Oil and Gas Corp., 08-647, let stand the Fifth Circuit's holding that a subsequent favorable change in the law is insufficient to justify allowing a litigant to reopen its case under Rule 60, even if the litigant would prevail under the current state of the law.

For the complete list of cert. denials, BNA subscribers may visit http://pubs.bna.com/ip/bna/lwt.nsf/StatusCasesDeniedRev.

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