Posts Tagged ‘Attorney General Jim Hood’

Hood reports scam targeting credit unions

by Associated Press Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Attorney General Jim Hood, credit union, crime, finance, financial institution, law, law enforcement, legal, scam, scheme

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says con artists using an automated phone scam have been targeting credit unions and their clients in Mississippi. A news release from Hood says the scam involves text messages touting a fake “Credit Union 24 Hour Alert.” The messages state that the recipient’s “card has been suspended” and they […] [...]

FORECLOSURE SETTLEMENT — AG concedes legislators likely to decide where $14.1M goes

Mississippi legislators will be the deciders in how to use a $14.2 million direct payment from a $25 billion national mortgage fraud settlement. Attorney General Jim Hood hopes legislators will allocate the money for such things as housing counseling, mortgage-education efforts and for programs to guide victimized homeowners through the settlement process. He concedes, however, […] [...]

Center for Public Policy: Roll back retirement benefits for state workers

by Ted Carter Published: October 16,2011

Tags: Attorney General Jim Hood, PERS, retirement benefits

A Mississippi-based organization that advocates limited government has weighed in on the Mississippi Public Employee Personnel System solvency issue with a call for rollbacks in retirement benefits for some state workers. In a legal brief submitted to a study commission created to study possible reform of PERS, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy challenges state […] [...]

Supreme Court asks for briefs related to new certificate of need law

A month after it took effect, a law designed to streamline the appeals process related to certificates of need is having its constitutionality questioned by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The court entered an order July 28 asking for briefs from Attorney General Jim Hood, the Mississippi Department of Health and Dialysis Solutions, LLC, that will […] [...]

FERC: Entergy overcharged customers

by Associated Press Published: December 13,2010

Tags: Attorney General Jim Hood, energy, Entergy Corp.

BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal regulatory judge has ruled that electric utility Entergy Corp. overcharged customers in four states by selling higher priced power to its own subsidiaries. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday announced last week’s ruling by an administrative law judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The ruling can be […] [...]

AG rules UMC not exempt from CON law

But health department may have the ability to make exceptions to the rule Seven Jackson area hospitals urging the Attorney General to withdraw his opinion exempting University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) from state certificate of need (CON) law got what they wanted — sort of. In a June 9 decision, Attorney General Jim Hood […] [...]

Hood questions transfer of funds by Entergy

by Wally Northway Published: March 1,2010

Tags: Attorney General Jim Hood, energy, Entegy, nuclear ebergy, utilities

JACKSON — In the wake of the Vermont Senate’s decision last week to shut down an Entergy Corp.-owned nuclear plant, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is questioning the company’s recent transfer of $1.3 billion from its parent company that oversees operations in Mississippi to its troubled nuclear program. The Vermont Senate, in an unusual move, […] [...]

BREAKING — Luckett: I am running for governor

In a story that will be published in the Mississippi Business Journal Friday, Clarksdale attorney Bill Luckett confirms that he is going to run for governor in 2011. “I am running,” Luckett told the Mississippi Business Journal Thursday. It’s not that I plan to run or that I am thinking about it. I am running. […] [...]

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