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Civil Procedure Fall 2014

Guaranty Trust Co. v. York

Headnote

To simplify greatly...the set up of this case is a diversity of citizenship jurisdiction suit claiming fraud and misrepresentaiton and breach of fiduciary duties, claims that were governed by equity not law. The question is if the case arose in equity and not law, was the federal court required to apply the statute of limitations rule that would have applied had the case been brought in state court?