Mississippi

Mississippi is ranked #47 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, remaining in the bottom 10 states overall and down three spots since 2017. It fell in every key element category except for Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits, and Scientific and Technical Evidence.

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Mississippi at a Glance


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  1. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  3. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - April 9, 2019

    April 09, 2019 | News

    Mississippi AG Candidate Says State Should Stop Using Private Lawyers... Read More

  5. "ILR at 20": ILR President Rickard Sits Down With Corporate Counsel

    June 26, 2018 | News

    This week, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. ILR President Lisa A. Rickard sat for a question-and-answer discussion with Corporate Counsel on the development of the legal landscape during the first 20 years of ILR.... Read More

  6. Report: Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Running Short of Money to Pay Future Claimants, System Lacks Safeguards

    March 08, 2018 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) highlights that asbestos bankruptcy trusts are being depleted, jeopardizing their ability to fully compensate future claimants.... Read More

  7. Dubious Distribution: Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Assets and Compensation

    March 08, 2018 | Research

    The asbestos bankruptcy trusts, created with the goal of sustainably processing and paying valid asbestos personal injury claims, are quickly being depleted. ILR's research finds that of the 35 asbestos trusts operating as of early 2008, 21 are paying an average of 40 percent less today than in 2008, putting future compensation for asbestos victims in doubt. The paper documents the causes of this rapid depletion, including the highly significant impact of attorney contingency fees.... Read More

  8. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  9. Mississippi Class Action Lawsuits Proposal a Solution in Search of a Problem

    October 02, 2017 | News and Blog

    Today, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) filed comments at the Mississippi Supreme Court against a petition to allow class action lawsuits in the state's courts. Quite simply, the proposal is a solution in search of a problem.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - May 3, 2017

    May 03, 2017 | News and Blog

    Jim Hood, Mississippi's Attorney General, has entered into a contingency fee contract with Barry Thaggard May and Bailey LLP to sue a group of pharmaceutical companies, alleging they engaged in an "unlawful scheme" to force the state to pay for drugs that were not eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. ... Read More