U.S. Supreme Court holds parens patriae actions are not mass actions subject to CAFA

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Steve Larson
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Supreme Court BlogLaw and justice concept, gavelThe U.S. Supreme Court issued its first class-action-related decision of the 2013-14 term.  In Mississippi ex rel. Jim Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., Case No. 12-1036 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2014), the Court held that a parens patriae action brought by the Mississippi attorney general on behalf of Missouri citizens was not a “mass action” subject to the Class Action Fairness Act.