State of Mississippi News

Mississippi alleges debt management companies are 'preying' on state's consumers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 11, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Mississippi alleges several debt management service providers lured consumers into programs that aren't "viable" options to resolve debt.

Federal government and Iowa, Mississippi and Montana say DuPont-Dow merger violates Clayton Act

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The federal government and several states are suing The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, alleging the proposed merger between the two companies would violate federal law.

Miss. AG, with the help of outside attorneys, sues pharma companies over allegedly unapproved drugs

By Jessica Karmasek | May 2, 2017

Attorney General Jim Hood filed six separate lawsuits against the defendant companies in Hinds County Chancery Court last month. The companies have since asked the lawsuits to be removed to federal court, arguing the attorney general’s complaints require the determination of issues of federal law.

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 2, 2016

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.

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 1, 2015

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

By Shaun Zinck | Jun 27, 2015

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.

Hood praises U.S. SC's ruling in LCD case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 15, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the right of attorneys general to enforce their state's laws in state court.

U.S. SC: Miss. AG's lawsuit against LCD manufacturers doesn't constitute 'mass action'

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling Tuesday, said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against a group of liquid crystal display manufacturers does not constitute a mass action under the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

Attorney for Miss. AG to U.S. SC: CAFA case is 'straightforward'

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- It is unclear, based on oral arguments Wednesday, how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in a Mississippi case in which some contend state Attorney General Jim Hood is trying to circumvent the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

Supreme Court to hear Class Action Fairness case

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday is hearing arguments in a Mississippi case in which some say state Attorney General Jim Hood is trying to circumvent the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

Legal reform group, manufacturers urge U.S. SC to uphold ruling over federal jurisdiction

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A group of veteran legal reform advocates, in an amicus brief filed last week, want the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a November ruling by a federal appeals court in a case over federal jurisdiction.

Groups urge U.S. SC to protect foreign defendants' right to federal forum

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Washington D.C.-based legal foundation is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of out-of-state business defendants to a federal forum in a mass action that, it contends, was strategically filed by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Obama nominates four women to federal courts

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 20, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- President Barack Obama last week nominated four women to serve on four different federal courts.

Hood files suit against BP over 2010 spill

By Nathan Bass | Apr 23, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed suit in state and federal courts Friday seeking to recover damages from BP that resulted from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster.

'InJustice' premieres Tuesday on ASX TV

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 14, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An award-winning documentary chronicling personal injury lawyers who abused the nation’s civil justice system premieres Tuesday on national television.

AG Hood's settlements unlawfully paid private lawyers, Miss. SC rules

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2012

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that private attorneys hired by state Attorney General Jim Hood to sue MCI and Microsoft should not have received millions of dollars directly from settlements.

Former Miss. AG criticizes sunshine bill

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 24, 2012

Pittman JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Former Mississippi Attorney General and state Supreme Court Justice Edwin Pittman says he is concerned about a bill aimed at limiting current Attorney General Jim Hood's authority.

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