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Parens Patriae

Legal term that defines the State's legal role as the guardian to protect the interests of children who cannot take care of themselves. For example, in an abuse or neglect case, this concept is used to explain the State's duty to protect minor children who lack proper care and custody from their parents.

Question: How does Parens Patriae relate to the Bhopal Chemical spill? I'm in a moc court trial, on the side of the chemical company, and we are trying to dismiss the case under parens patriae.

Answer: saying the courts do not have the power to hold them for trial.... go here::: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parens_patriae www.lectlaw.com/def2/p004.htm law.jrank.org/pages/9014/Parens-Patria… - legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com…

 


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Parens patriae action by State Attorney General is not removable under CAFA's ...

Lexology (registration)
A federal district court in Hawaii held that a parens patriae action brought on behalf of the State of Hawaii by its Attorney General was not removable under the Class Action Fairness Act (?CAFA?) because it was not a class action, and, even if it were ...
 

Federal removal more difficult in actions brought by state attorneys general

Lexology (registration)
The immediate practical effect is that removing parens patriae actions (actions brought by a state on behalf of its citizens, such as the much-publicized tobacco suits), like the action brought by the Mississippi Attorney General in AU Optronics, to ...
 

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Order Granting Grandmother Child-Visitation Rights Was Valid

Metropolitan News-Enterprise
... mother may have regained the presumption of parental fitness after dependency jurisdiction was terminated, while the matter was still before the juvenile dependency court it had a special responsibility in issuing its last orders in the role of ...
 

Ninth Circuit Holds State AG Credit Card Add-On Suits Belong In State Court

JD Supra (press release)
On August 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that neither the federal question statute nor the Class Action Fairness Act provide a federal district court with subject matter jurisdiction over the Hawaii Attorney General's (AG) suit ...
 

Re H (Abduction: Jurisdiction) [2014] EWCA Civ 1101

Family Law
There was therefore, no room for the parens patriae jurisdiction. Even if the court had decided to exercise its jurisdiction it was held that the outcome would be a dismissal of the proceedings in any event. The court concluded that there was no solid ...
 

Troutman Sanders LLP | 2014 ABA Annual Meeting ? Showcase CLE ...

Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
While the Supreme Court's decision centered upon the text of the CAFA statute, our panelists of experts, including the Mississippi Attorney General, will discuss the scope and breadth of a state's parens patriae authority, the federalism issues related ...