High Court LCD Case Could Change Game For AG Suits

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 8:56 PM EST) -- It might be a technical question, but a dispute before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday over whether certain state attorney general suits can be removed to federal court could have big implications for companies facing multijurisdictional litigation over anything from price-fixing to product liability.

The justices are set to determine whether so-called parens patriae cases — suits brought by state attorneys general to recover damages on behalf of consumers — count as mass actions under the Class Action Fairness Act, which defines them as suits...
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