No. 87-7408.

877 F.2d 877 (1989)

Edgar H. BATTLE, d/b/a Edgar H. Battle Funeral Home, et al., Plaintiffs, v. LIBERTY NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants, Aubrey Carr, et al., Petitioners-Appellees, James L. Taylor, as the Adm., etc., et al., Respondents-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 17, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jimmy E. Alexander, Alexander, Corder & Plunk, Athens, Ala., William D. Jones, III, Johnston, Barton, Proctor, Swedlaw & Naff, Don B. Long, Jr., Birmingham, Ala., for plaintiffs.

William R. Lucas, Jr., Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, Warren B. Lightfoot, William G. Somerville, III, Birmingham, Ala., for Liberty Nat. Life Ins. Co., et al.

George R. Stuart, III, Birmingham, Ala., for Edgar H. Battle, et al.

Andrew P. Campbell, Leitman, Siegal, Payne & Campbell, P.C., Birmingham, Ala., for Aubrey J. Carr.

Before RONEY, Chief Judge, HATCHETT, Circuit Judge, and HENDERSON, Senior Circuit Judge.

RONEY, Chief Judge:

The issue in this case is whether a federal court may enjoin these state court plaintiffs from pursuing claims in state court that are substantially similar to claims settled by final judgment in a federal class action.1 We hold that the injunction entered by the district court was proper, under two exceptions to the Anti-Injunction Act, 28 U.S.C.A. § 2283.2


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