Supreme Court rules state AGs not governed by CAFA regulations

The ruling arises from the case Mississippi ex rel Hood v. AU Optronics Corp.

The U.S. government has attempted to cut back on class action lawsuits through the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), but according to the Supreme Court, state attorney general suits are not subject to these restrictions.

In a Jan. 14 ruling, the court unanimously voted in Mississippi ex rel Hood v. AU Optronics Corp. that the suits brought by state attorneys general against businesses for corporate wrongdoing are not restrained by CAFA, which brings all large class action lawsuits to federal court rather than being tried in-state.

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