From our private database of 14,200+ case briefs...
Quackenbush v. Allstate Insurance Company
United States Supreme Court
517 U.S. 706 (1996)
In an attempt to collect the assets of the liquidated Mission Insurance Company (Mission), the Insurance Commissioner for the State of California (Commissioner) (plaintiff), as trustee for Mission, filed suit against Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) (defendant) in state court, claiming contract and tort damages for Allstate’s breach of reinsurance agreements. Allstate removed the suit to federal court based on diversity of citizenship. The Commissioner sought to remand the case to state court, claiming that the federal district court should abstain from hearing the case because its order may interfere with California’s regulation of Mission’s liquidation. The district court agreed with the Commissioner and remanded the case to state court. On appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit determined as an initial matter that the remand order was appealable under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, or the final judgment rule.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (O’Connor, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 237,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,200 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.