Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp

Term: 2013 Term
Oral Argument Date: November 06, 2013
Vote: 9-0
Opinion: Sotomayor

Question(s) Presented

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.

Case Outcome

The Court ruled that because Mississippi was the only named plaintiff, the lawsuit does not qualify as a mass action.

Justices in Majority
Alito
Breyer
Ginsburg
Kagan
Kennedy
Roberts
Scalia
Sotomayor
Thomas
Procedural History

Cert. petition filed 2/19/13. Cert. granted 5/28/13. Argued 11/6/13. Decided 11/14/14.

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