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Civil Procedure – N.C. Default Judgment – Collateral Estoppel – Bankruptcy (access required)

Reversing a lower court on an unsettled question of North Carolina law, the 4th Circuit holds that North Carolina courts would not give collateral estoppel effect to a default judgment entered for a party’s failure to comply with state discovery rules, and the federal bankruptcy court should not apply estoppel to litigation by investors who ...

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