Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SCOTUS Grants Cert in Another Class Action Fairness Act Case

Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp. (No. 12-1036), which presents the question:

Whether a state’s parens patriae action is removable as a “mass action” under the Class Action Fairness Act when the state is the sole plaintiff, the claims arise under state law, and the state attorney general possesses statutory and common-law authority to assert all claims in the complaint.

You can find a link to the Fifth Circuit’s decision below and the cert-stage briefing at SCOTUSblog’s case file.

It will be the second Supreme Court case to interpret CAFA in as many Terms, following the decision this March in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles.



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