46 States Back Miss. AG On CAFA High Court Appeal

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Forty-six states urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule that the Class Action Fairness Act couldn't be used to push state law claims brought by attorneys general into federal court, calling the concept an "affront" to state sovereignty.

The states were throwing their weight behind Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, who is currently challenging a Fifth Circuit ruling that said his state's price-fixing suit against liquid crystal display panel producers belonged in federal court under CAFA.

The Fifth Circuit said in November that the...
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