Miss. AG Hood’s credit card case waiting on Fifth Circuit guidance

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s case against several issuers of credit cards will be stayed pending the result of a jurisdictional battle being decided by a federal appeals court.

U.S. District Judge William Barbour wrote Thursday that he will wait on a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to decide if Hood’s case belongs in federal or state court. The Fifth Circuit is hearing the appeal of companies involved in liquid crystal display panels sued by Hood.

Both cases were brought by private firms that have contributed to Hood’s campaign fund.

Legal News Line
10/1/12