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MISSISSIPPI v. AU OPTRONICS CORP.

Docket No.: 12-1036
Certiorari Granted: May 28 2013
Argued: November 6, 2013
Decided: January 14, 2014

Topics:

Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, age discrimination, antitrust, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Mississippi, ex rel. Jim Hood, Attorney General v. AU Optronics Corporation, et al.
Petitioner: Mississippi, ex rel. Jim Hood, Attorney General
Respondent: AU Optronics Corporation, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Citation: 701 F.3d 796
Supreme Court Docket

Mississippi, ex rel. Jim Hood, Attorney General
v.
AU Optronics Corporation, et al.
Question 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.

MISSISSIPPI v. AU OPTRONICS CORP.
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 6, 2013

Listen to Oral Argument in MISSISSIPPI v. AU OPTRONICS CORP.
Holding: REVERSED AND REMANDED
Vote: 9-0

MISSISSIPPI v. AU OPTRONICS CORP.
Case Documents

1MISSISSIPPI v. AU OPTRONICS CORP. Oral Argument Audio
2MISSISSIPPI v. AU OPTRONICS CORP. Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Slip Opinion in MISSISSIPPI v. AU OPTRONICS CORP. (Opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor)