(a) General Rule. If state law permits, the court may certify a question of state law to that state's highest court. When the court certifies a question, the court retains jurisdiction pending the state court's response to the certified question.
(b) Motion or Request. A party may move to certify a question of state law by filing a separate motion or by including a request for certification in its brief.
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