Posts Tagged ‘attorney general’

Bar dismisses complaint against Hood over political ad

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2012

Tags: advertisement, association, attorney general, attorneys, bar, complaint, law, lawyers, politicans, Politics, state agency, state law

JACKSON — The Mississippi Bar has dismissed a complaint against Attorney General Jim Hood over a political ad tied to the killing of a Louisiana priest. Attorney Brian Alexander of Bay St. Louis filed the complaint last November. It alleged that Hood’s ad tainted the prospective jury pool by referring to Jeremy Wayne Manieri as […] [...]

Senators vote to restrict attorney general’s powers

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2012

Tags: attorney general, attorneys, bill, law, law enforcement, lawyers, legislation, legislative, Politics, state government, state law

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate voted 32-17 yesterday to restrict Attorney General Jim Hood’s power to control the state’s legal business. The bill would write into law what share of a verdict could be earned by outside lawyers hired on contingency. It would also require that the attorney general appoint outside lawyers if he had […] [...]

Aldermen question stipends received by Davis; petition Hood

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Alderman has asked the attorney general’s office whether two stipends received by Mayor Greg Davis are legal. The Commercial Appeal reports a $5,000 educational stipend and a $2,700 longevity stipend are added to the mayor’s $145,000 annual salary. A seven-month investigation by the state auditor’s office revealed that Davis […] [...]

House passes bill limiting Hood’s power to hire private attorneys

JACKSON — Mississippi House Republicans are moving forward with efforts to limit the attorney general’s power to hire private attorneys to file lawsuits for the state. Attorney General Jim Hood is the only Democrat remaining in statewide elected office, and he opposes their efforts. A bill that passed the House Judiciary A Committee yesterday says […] [...]

Hood blasts Barbour on pardons; defends staff member

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has issued a statement denying former Gov. Haley Barbour’s allegation that one of the Attorney General’s Office staff members did not publicize Barbour’s last-minute pardons for former Governor’s Mansion trustees as called for by state law. Hood wrote: “It is unfortunate that former Gov. Barbour has made some misrepresentations […] [...]

Simpson announces candidacy for attorney general

by Associated Press Published: January 17,2011

Tags: attorney general, elections, law enforcement, Politics, public safety

JACKSON — Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson says his experience prepares him to be the state’s attorney general. The 52-year-old Simpson announced his candidacy today as a Republican. Democrat Jim Hood, who’s 48, is seeking a third term as attorney general. Hood was a district attorney in nNorth Mississippi before winning statewide office. Simpson […] [...]

Hood going for another term

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2010

Tags: attorney general, elections, law enforcement, state government

JACKSON — Democrat Jim Hood says he’ll seek a third term as Mississippi attorney general in 2011, ending speculation that he might run for governor. Hood, a former district attorney from northern Mississippi, was elected attorney general in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. Hood, 47, said in a statement Friday that he is “fortunate to […] [...]

Hood: State settles with Eli Lilly

by Associated Press Published: February 5,2010

Tags: attorney general, lawsuit, pharmaceutical industry, settlement, state government

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says Mississippi will receive $18.5 million in a settlement with drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co. Hood, speaking yesterday at a news conference in Jackson, says the settlement represents a recovery for funds spent on the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa by Medicaid and the state insurance plan. Zyprexa has been […] [...]

State settles with DISH

by MBJ Newswires Published: July 27,2009

Tags: attorney general, DISH Network, JACKSON, Jim Hood

Jackson — Attorney General Jim Hood announced that DISH Network, LLC, will pay $5.991 million to settle consumer protection allegations with attorneys general in 46 states. Mississippi is expected to receive $125,000 of the total settlement for attorney’s fees and other costs of investigation and litigation and/or for future public protection purposes such as consumer […] [...]

Hood: Beware Chinese drywall

by MBJ Newswires Published: July 27,2009

Tags: attorney general, China, drywall, JACKSON, Jim Hood

Jackson — Mississippi has received multiple complaints of dangerous imported drywall from China being found in their homes, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood in hopes of warning more residents of the problem. “Our office has received several complaints on Chinese drywall,” said Hood. “We are investigating these complaints, and encourage other consumers who may be […] [...]

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