In the News Today - November 5, 2015

November 05, 2015 | News and Blog

Oil Spill Fraud Defendant Was Also Convicted in Fen-Phen Fraud Case: A sixth defendant in a $2.3 billion Gulf oil spill fraud case in Mississippi was also convicted ten years ago "for providing false names for claims against the manufacturer of the diet drug Fen-Phen." That defendant, Gregory Warren, was arraigned this week on charges related to the ongoing fallout from the indictment of well-known plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts. Watts was recently indicted in Mississippi "on 95 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, identity theft and aggravated identity theft," arising out of the oil spill settlement litigation. (Biloxi Sun-Herald) Read More »

In the News Today - October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 | News and Blog

Transocean Ltd., the offshore drilling rig involved in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, has reached a settlement that has led to the dismissal of federal lawsuits filed by Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas agains the company. Alabama reportedly will receive $20 million from the settlement; Louisiana will get $4 million; Texas, $2 million; Florida, $5 million. Mississippi's amount has not yet been released. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

"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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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