Mississippi is ranked #43 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.  Since the inception of this survey in 2002, Mississippi has improved, having been in last place (#50) in the first survey.

Mississippi at a Glance

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$599 Potential Tort Cost
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Survey: Mississippi Lawsuit Climate Makes Big Gains

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

State's Rank Jumps Five Slots; Now at an All-Time High Read More »

Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot Read More »

Plaintiffs' Firm "Strengthening Relationships With State AGs, Earning Millions"

April 22, 2015 | Insights

Plaintiffs' firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll donated more than $70,000 to numerous state attorney general campaigns since 2010, reports Legal Newsline. Read More »

Google Wins Injunction Against MS AG Jim Hood

March 17, 2015 | Insights

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's attempt to subpoena Google Inc. over allegations of aiding criminal activity by virtue of its search engine and autocomplete function has been brought to a standstill by Judge Henry T. Wingate. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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