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

February 20, 2014 by

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.

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