Class Action Newsletter - January 2014
Supreme Court Holds State AG Actions Not Removable As Mass Actions Under CAFA
By John T. Chester
In a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp. (slip opinion) has held that a parens patriae suit filed by the State of Mississippi seeking restitution for injuries suffered by the State's citizens is not a "mass action" that may be removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 ("CAFA").