Hood wants Entergy case heard in state court

Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a federal court to send the state of Mississippi’s lawsuit against Entergy back to state court.

In its recent ruling in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Hood’s argument that cases brought by attorneys general to enforce their states’ laws should be heard in state court. The Court’s unanimous holding is significant because it reversed a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which said such cases should stay in federal court.

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