SEMTEK INTERNATIONAL INC.
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP.
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Argued December 5, 2000.
Decided February 27, 2001.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Michael Gottesman argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Jonathan S. Massey, Kenneth J. Chesebro, Thomas V. Girardi, Thomas C. Goldstein, Walter J. Lack, Andrew W. Zepeda, and Steven L. Hogan.
Walter E. Dellinger argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Robert E. Willett, Francis B. Burch, Jr., and Martin H. Redish.*
Scalia, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
United States Supreme Court.
Justice Scalia, delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case presents the question whether the claimpreclusive effect of a federal judgment dismissing a diversity action on statute-of-limitations grounds is determined by the law of the State in which the federal court sits.
Petitioner filed a complaint against respondent in California state court, alleging inducement of breach of contract and various business torts. Respondent removed the case...
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