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Mississippi attorney general's battle with insurance companies over Katrina payments continues

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit that puts the state of Mississippi against two insurance companies over Hurricane Katrina payouts has been sent back to a state court.

AG Hood again targets Google

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed a lawsuit brought by Google against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, clearing the way for Hood to pursue allegations that Google profits from the personal information of school children who use G Suite for Education.

Miss. House bill moves to Senate vote; bill would require attorney general to seek approval for certain litigation

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi’s Bill 555 passed in the Republican-led state House, requiring the attorney general, the only statewide elected Democrat, to seek approval from a commission before pursuing litigation that may recover at least $250,000 in awards.

Mississippi Attorney General warns consumers about potential phishing scams

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood released a message urging state consumers to use caution when receiving email or text messages that appear to come from a business or bank.

Mississippi Attorney General comments on Supreme Court refusal to reconsider Sandoz case

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently commented on the state Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to reconsider a verdict of $30 million against Sandoz Inc., a pharmaceutical company.

States take range of action following varied fantasy sports opinions

With the question of the legality of daily fantasy sports popping up on a state-by-state basis, one thing is certain: The controversy isn’t going away.

Court dismisses Google's lawsuit against Mississippi attorney general

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has dismissed Google’s federal lawsuit against him, a move that will allow Hood’s office to continue its case alleging the company facilitates illegal behavior.

Unsealed complaint against class action firm says wife of Miss. AG staffer given unnecessary work, more than $100K from settlement

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has unsealed a lawsuit filed by a former member against a prominent class action firm that he claims fired him for exposing unethical conduct regarding the firm’s contract with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Miss. AG hires private lawyers to represent state in lawsuit against opioid makers

Attorney General Jim Hood signed a retention agreement with a Flowood, Miss., law firm last week. Hood is suing the pharmaceutical companies over alleged fraudulent marketing and sales of their painkillers.

Google asks Calif. federal court to force law firm to comply with subpoena

The search engine giant continues to seek documents it believes are related to its lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Federal magistrate judge sides with Google, agrees to move subpoena fight

The search engine giant, which is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood over his efforts to regulate third-party content online, is seeking documents it believes are related to the Mississippi federal case.

Computer industry groups want Fifth Circuit to affirm injunction against Miss. AG

The groups argue allowing Hood to proceed with Google investigation would set a dangerous precedent.

Forty state AGs file brief in support of Miss. AG Hood, argue federal judge shouldn’t have stopped Google investigation

AGs contend that injunction, if it should stand, would provide other wrongdoers with a "roadmap"

R.J. Reynolds, Brown and Williamson paying $15M in settlement with Mississippi

Two tobacco companies will pay the state of Mississippi $15 million to settle allegations they didn't pay the state under a 1997 settlement, said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

South Dakota AG elected head of attorneys general group

Marty Jackley to serve as NAAG president; Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt elected vice president

AG Hood hires whistleblowers' attorneys for Katrina lawsuit against State Farm

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has hired the private attorneys for two whistleblowers to pursue his latest lawsuit against State Farm Insurance over its handling of post-Hurricane Katrina claims.

Federal judge again sides with Google, forces Miss. AG to hand over documents

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge again has ruled against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in his efforts to investigate Internet search giant Google Inc.

Mississippi AG beefs up state coffers with settlement money

The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office has deposited more than $50 million in settlements since the beginning of the legislative session into the General Fund, Attorney General Jim Hood said on Wednesday. Hood said that the two settlements totaled approximately $30 million, with $26.8 million coming from Standard and Poor’s and about $3.2 million from Capital One.

Federal prosecutor steps down to challenge Hood for Miss. AG

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A former federal prosecutor has decided to run for Mississippi attorney general, pitting himself against three-term attorney general Jim Hood.

Miss. AG Hood says he’ll seek re-election

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he plans to seek a fourth term as the state’s top lawyer.