Breaking News: The Supreme Court Today Accepted Certiorari In Mississippi Ex Rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp.

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Breaking news: The Supreme Court today accepted certiorari in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., Docket No. 12-1036. The court will take up the question of whether a state’s parens patriae action is removable as a “mass action” pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act when the state is the sole plaintiff and the claims arise under state law. The Fifth Circuit has held that such a case is removable. The Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits have held that it is not.

Topics:  Certiorari, Class Action, Parens Patriae, SCOTUS

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Conflict of Laws Updates

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