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FEDERAL COMMON LAW APPLIES STATE PRECLUSION RULES TO JUDGMENTS IN DIVERSITY CASES

The Eleventh Circuit cleaned up some conflicting precedent this week and confirmed that state-law rules determine the preclusive effect of judgments rendered by federal courts in diversity cases. In deciding that question in CSX Transportation, Inc. v. General Mills, Inc., 2017 WL 393704 (11th Cir. Jan. 30, 2017), the court reversed the district court’s judgment and held that this...