Supreme Court to rule on whether CAFA applies to state attorneys general

High court will decide whether states’ rights outweigh federal jurisdiction over class actions

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case that will address whether the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) applies to class actions brought by state attorneys general.

This specific case comes from the Mississippi attorney general, who accused several liquid crystal display (LCD) makers of price-fixing. The 5th Circuit in November 2012 agreed with the LCD makers that, under CAFA, the lawsuit should be removed to federal court.

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