June 8, 2012
WLBT | June 8, 2012
Executive Producer Brian Kelly says the documentary is about corruption in many of the large class action lawsuits filed across the country. Most of the suits were filed in the past 30 years.
Associated Press | June 8, 2012
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a workplace asbestos exposure case in which a Jones County man was awarded $15.2 million.
June 1, 2012
Jackson Clarion-Ledger | June 1, 2012
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld a $420,000 verdict against two Mississippi lawyers accused by a railroad company of committing fraud during an asbestos lawsuit they filed in 2001.
May 29, 2012
Corporate Counsel | May 29, 2012
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a law on May 22 that places significant restrictions on the way the state uses outside counsel. The state joined Arizona, Florida, and Indiana—all of which have passed similar legislation aimed at curtailing big payouts for plaintiffs lawyers with strong ties to public officials.
National Law Journal | May 29, 2012
The Mississippi attorney general's office will have to find another way to pay a $14 million contingent fee to three law firms it hired to handle a massive tax case against defunct WorldCom.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger | May 29, 2012
Some five years after guilty pleas in a judicial bribery case sent former attorney Dickie Scruggs and four others to federal prison, the case is still being played out in court. Scruggs wants to take his push to vacate his 2009 conviction in a judicial bribery case to a federal appeals court.
May 25, 2012
Wall Street Journal | May 25, 2012
Lisa Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform, on Mississippi tort reform that cracks down on government 'pay-to-play' deals.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger | May 25, 2012
Legal fees paid to private attorneys hired by the attorney general to handle lawsuits are public money and should go in the state treasury, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled.
Legal Newsline | May 25, 2012
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.
May 24, 2012
Politico | May 24, 2012
The state finally passed sunshine legislation, after repeated attempts over the years — including by former Gov. Haley Barbour, who couldn't get it through a rival-party Legislature — and it was signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday. It limits fees to state-hired private lawyers at $50 million.
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