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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
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