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Before Lipez, Circuit Judge, Souter, *fn1 Associate Justice, and Selya, Circuit Judge.

This appeal turns on the question of whether there is a categorical rule that a party whose strategic choices lead to the entry of a default judgment is precluded as a matter of law from later obtaining relief from that judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6). The district court thought that precedent required it to apply such a categorical bar and, on that basis, it denied relief. Estates of Ungar v. Palestinian Auth. (Ungar III), 613 F. Supp. 2d 219, 229, 231 (D.R.I. 2009). We conclude that no categorical bar applies. Accordingly, we vacate the order appealed from and remand for reconsideration.

For present purposes, a brief synopsis of the factual and procedural background will suffice. The reader who hungers for greater detail may consult our previous opinion in this case. See Ungar v. Palestine Liberation Org. (Ungar II), 402 F.3d 274 (1st Cir. 2005).

 
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