Posts Tagged ‘attorney general’

Simpson announces candidacy for attorney general

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

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

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 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 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 […] [...]

GM agreement approved

by Published: July 9,2009

Tags: attorney general, automobile dealers, bankruptcy

Consumers and automobile dealers will receive important protections provided by Mississippi law under the terms of an agreement approved in the General Motors (GM) bankruptcy proceedings, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Among the concessions sought by Mississippi, in conjunction with a multi-state group of state attorneys general, and received from GM in the […] [...]

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