The US Supreme Court agrees to review a judicial decision as regards a suit alleging state consumer protection and antitrust claims against manufacturers and distributors of LCD panels (Mississippi / AU Optronics)

Removability of Parens Patriae Antitrust Actions Under CAFA To Be Considered by U.S. Supreme Court* It appears that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon resolve a split among the circuits on the issue of whether parens patriae actions can be removed from state court as “mass actions” under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). Earlier this week, the Court agreed to review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, concluding that Mississippi’s suit alleging state consumer protection and antitrust claims against manufacturers and distributors of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels qualified as a “mass action” under the CAFA and should be removed to federal court. According to the state, the

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Jeffrey May, The US Supreme Court agrees to review a judicial decision as regards a suit alleging state consumer protection and antitrust claims against manufacturers and distributors of LCD panels (Mississippi / AU Optronics), 28 May 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 55101

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