Firm Memoranda

Delaware Extends Class Action Tolling to Cross-Jurisdictional Class Actions

Date: 06/13/13

On June 10, 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court in Dow Chemical Corp. & Dole Food Company, Inc. v. Blanco addressed as a matter of first impression in Delaware whether Delaware law allowed a tolling exception for cross-jurisdictional class actions. In its analysis, the Delaware Supreme Court turned to United States Supreme Court cases on the law of class action tolling, decisions by other state supreme courts, and its own precedent. The Court ultimately concluded that Delaware law does recognize the concept of cross-jurisdictional class action tolling.

CGR Memo - Delaware Extends Class Action Tolling to Cross-Jurisdictional Class Actions.pdf (pdf | 97.63 KB )