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Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Hurlbut, No. 09-1215

In a constitutional challenge to two amendments to the New York Workers' Compensation Law, the district court's judgment abstaining from the case is affirmed where Burford abstention was appropriate because federal court intervention would be disruptive of a carefully established state system, and might also yield inconsistent and therefore conflicting results.

Read Liberty Mut. ins. Co. v. Hurlbut, No. 09-1215

Appellate Information

Argued: June 22, 2009

Decided: November 4, 2009


Opinion by Judge Miner


For Appellants:

Mark F. Horning, Jeffrey M. Theodore, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC

For Appellees:

Steven C. Wu, New York, NY