Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in United States v. Sanchez-Gomez. Howard Wasserman has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in China Agritech Inc. v. Resh. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1195 11th Cir. Nov 28, 2011
Jan 18, 2012 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2011

Holding: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s grant of jurisdiction to state courts does not deprive the federal district courts of federal-question jurisdiction over private lawsuits seeking to enforce the Act.

Plain English Holding: The fact that a federal law, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, allows lawsuits to be brought in state courts to enforce the Act does not strip federal courts of the ability to hear such cases as well.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 18, 2012.

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