While Mississippi has passed some important tort reforms over the years, it ranked #44 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. The state scored 49th in the key element category of scientific and technical evidence, 45th in trial judges impartiality, and 45th in its treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits.

Mississippi at a Glance

All Results for Mississippi

  1. U.S. Chamber Applauds Mississippi Governor and Legislature for Passing Strong Legal Reform Bill

    June 02, 2004 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today praised Governor Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Legislature for passing a comprehensive legal reform bill that will dramatically improve the state's unfair legal system and encourage business development and expansion. This is an important victory for the people of Mississippi," said Donohue. "Governor Barbour, Lt. Governor Tuck and the leaders of both houses of the legislature are to be commended for doing the right thing." ... Read More

  2. U.S. Chamber Hails Legal Reform Vote by Mississippi Senate

    February 25, 2004 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) applauded the Mississippi State Senate for passing comprehensive legal reform legislation and urged the Mississippi House to follow suit immediately. The Senate approved the bill 32-15. ... Read More

  3. Institute for Legal Reform Applauds Miss. Supreme Ct Ruling

    February 19, 2004 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Chamber of Commerce and its Institute for Legal Reform applauded a ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court that is expected to help curb the practice of forum shopping - a process where plaintiffs' lawyers file lawsuits in a court district with a reputation for favorable verdicts - by placing common-sense limits on the ability to join parties in mass tort lawsuits. ... Read More

  4. Chamber Commends Mississippi Lawmakers

    November 25, 2002 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 2002 - The United States Chamber of Commerce today commended the Mississippi House and Senate for passing legislation providing greater legal protections for businesses that are sued. The Mississippi legislature, which has been in "special session" since September, passed a medical malpractice reform bill last month and then approved general tort reform measures late last night.... Read More

  5. Chamber Urges Mississippians To Reform Flawed Legal System

    May 07, 2002 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Chamber of Commerce today urged the people of Mississippi to do everything they can to change the state's deeply flawed legal system that targets out-of-state businesses with frivolous lawsuits and outrageous verdicts. The Chamber also shared its concerns about the significant risks its members and all companies face when doing business in Mississippi.... Read More