Mississippi

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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    December 04, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  6. In the News Today - May 22, 2014

    May 22, 2014 | News and Blog

    States are rewriting their laws to make it more difficult for so-called "patent trolls" to pursue small businesses over questionable patent claims.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - May 22, 2014

    May 22, 2014 | News and Blog

    States are rewriting their laws to make it more difficult for so-called "patent trolls" to pursue small businesses over questionable patent claims.... Read More

  8. In The News Today - May 7, 2014

    May 07, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

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

    February 27, 2014 | Research

    This paper analyzes certain state pension funds in securities class actions and examines the correlation between the hiring of outside plaintiffs' lawyers and campaign contributions to the political officials in charge of the pension funds.... Read More

  10. Supreme Court Rules on International Claims & Class Actions

    January 15, 2014 | News and Blog

    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