following state court decisions

The duty of a federal court, not only as to questions of the statutory law of the state, but also as to questions of general common law or commercial law. Erie Railroad Co. v Tompkins, 304 US 64, 82 L Ed 1188, 58 S Ct 817, 114 ALR 1487; Fashion Originators' Guild v Federal Trade Com. 312 US 457, 85 L Ed 949, 61 S Ct 703.

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