U.S.S.Ct. (Miss. related) – Jan. 14, 2014 – removal jurisdiction under the CAFA

State of Miss. ex rel Hood v. AU Optronics –  Jim Hood sued the manufacturers of LCDs (liquid crystal devices) alleging they had formed a cartel to set prices.  The defendants removed to federal court on the grounds that Hood’s lawsuit was a “mass action” on behalf of Mississippians who had purchased LCDs, and, thus, that removal to federal court was proper under the Class Action Fairness Act.  The United States Supreme Court ruled that the lawsuit consisted of a single plaintiff – Jim Hood – and was not removable under the CAFA.  The Court ordered that the case be remanded to state court. 

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