Miss. AG Urges Justices To Limit CAFA's Reach

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The Class Action Fairness Act was not designed for defendants to drag state law claims brought by attorneys general into federal court, Mississippi's attorney general told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as it weighs the state's price-fixing suit over the liquid crystal display panel cartel.

In a merits brief filed Monday, the state argued that the act was not crafted to force so-called parens patriae cases brought by state attorneys general into federal court.

The justices have agreed to hear the case, which examines a...
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