Mississippi

Mississippi has consistently had one of the worst lawsuit climates in America, currently ranking 49th in the nation.  Mississippi has regularly been in the bottom 5 for lawsuit fairness.

Mississippi at a Glance

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In The News Today - March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015 | Insights

"Recent reports in the New York media paint the New York City Asbestos Litigation court and its former chief judge as essentially dirty," reports Legal Newsline," giving special treatment to a certain plaintiffs law firm and paving the way for hefty paydays." (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Class Actions, Asbestos, New York, Mississippi

In The News Today - February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015 | Insights

Eleven state attorneys generals have lined up behind Mississippi AG Jim Hood in his probe of Google, putting them at odds with the company and the electronics industry. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Attorneys General, State Legal Reforms, Mississippi, New York, West Virginia

Mississippi Columnist Highlights AG Hood's Plaintiff Lawyer Partnerships

January 05, 2015 | Insights

Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger columnist Sid Salter highlights a recent New York Times piece, which lists Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's "as one of the nation's primary examples among state attorneys general of what the newspaper identified as a 'partnership' between 'plaintiffs' lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies." Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Mississippi

Google Sues Mississippi AG, Causing Him to Call 'Time Out' in His Probe of Google

December 19, 2014 | Insights

Why has Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood called a "time out" in his probe of Google? Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Mississippi

Is West Virginia A "Heaven For Plaintiffs' Attorneys"?

December 04, 2014 | Insights

So asks the Charleston Daily Mail editorial board following an ABC News report about the alleged relationship between West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis and a Mississippi plaintiffs' attorney. Read More »

Tags: Trial Bar Influence, Legal Ethics, West Virginia, Mississippi

In The News Today - May 7, 2014

May 07, 2014 | Insights

Steven I. Zeisel, Executive Vice President and general counsel at the Consumer Bankers Association, takes issue with a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report on consumer arbitration, writing that, "for nearly 90 years, arbitration has been a valuable means for consumers to quickly and easily resolve disputes in an efficient and affordable manner." Read More »

Tags: Arbitration, Mississippi

Frequent Filers: The Problems of Shareholder Lawsuits and the Path to Reform

Author: Stephen J. Choi, New York University School of Law; Jessica Erickson, University of Richmond School of Law; & Adam C. Pritchard, University of Michigan School of Law | February 27, 2014 | Research

Frequent filers - professional plaintiff investors who file lawsuit after lawsuit - have been a long-standing phenomenon in shareholder litigation in both state and federal courts. Nearly twenty years ago, Congress attempted to remove professional plaintiffs from federal securities class actions by adopting the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) of 1995. Yet, this legislation fell short of achieving its goal of eliminating professional plaintiffs. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Class Actions, Securities Litigation Reform, Mississippi, Louisiana

Supreme Court Rules on International Claims & Class Actions

January 15, 2014 | Insights

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed in California court against German automaker Daimler AG for alleged human rights violations in Argentina in the 1970s, unanimously ruling that American courts lack jurisdiction over the case. Read More »

Tags: Securities Litigation Reform, International Judiciary Impact, Class Actions, Mississippi, California

In the News Today - December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013 | Insights

The Associated Press quoted ILR president Lisa Rickard on a California decision ordering three paint companies to pay $1.1 billion. "This ruling opens the flood gates for a surge of frivolous lawsuits and sets a dangerous precedent for other activist courts across the country to follow," she cautions. Read More »

Tags: Environmental Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, State Attorneys General, California, Mississippi

In the News Today - December 4, 2013

December 04, 2013 | Insights

An appeals court has overturned a National Labor Relations Board decision that prevented employers from including arbitration agreements in employee contracts. Read More »

Tags: Arbitration, Preemption/ Federalism, State Attorneys General, Mississippi

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