Miss. AG Hits Back In CAFA Supreme Court Cartel Fight

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Mississippi's attorney general fought back last week at a bid by several electronics companies to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to apply the Class Action Fairness Act to suits brought by states, saying that "every step" of the companies' argument was flawed.

Though the electronics companies and the Fifth Circuit say that CAFA applies to so-called parens patriae suits because individual consumers are the real parties in interest in the case, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood told the justices in an Oct. 3 brief that the...
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