Miss. Attorney General Suit Not A Mass Action Under CAFA

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 6:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's parens patriae suit against manufacturers, marketers, sellers and distributors of liquid crystal display panels was not removable to federal court as a mass action based on provisions of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp. et al., No. 12-1036 (Jan. 13, 2014, slip opinion).

CAFA expanded the availability of federal jurisdiction where plaintiffs are seeking extensive damages on behalf of numerous individuals. CAFA loosened the diversity...
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