Justices Keep LCD Price-Fixing Suit In Miss. Despite CAFA

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 11:30 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that several electronics makers accused of price-fixing could not force a suit brought by Mississippi's attorney general into federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act, holding that parens patriae suits brought by states don't count as mass actions.

The justices unanimously rejected arguments from eight liquid crystal display manufacturers that Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's suit to recover damages on behalf of the state's consumers — a so-called parens patriae action — didn't fall under CAFA's definition of a...
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