Posts Tagged ‘Attorney General’s Office’

Hood wants settlement funds to go to prison, courts

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has sent a check to the state General Fund for $52,697,853.73 and a check for $11,167,097.00 to the State/School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan. The money, totaling $63,864,932.73, is the result of litigation involving eight cases as follows: GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (Avandia): $25,219,368.42 BASF Corporation et al (vitamin litigation): $22,509,978.76 LCD […] [...]

Woman arrested, accused of selling counterfeit goods

PONTOTOC — A woman has been arrested for selling and producing counterfeit DVD’s in the Tupelo area, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Mildred Jones, 49 of Pontotoc, was arrested after a traffic stop on McCullough Boulevard, within the city limits of Tupelo, led to a large stash of allegedly counterfeit CD/DVD’s. Tips from the […] [...]

Hood warns of price gouging in wake of more winter weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With another winter storm impacting parts of Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding residents and business owners of the legalities concerning price gouging during a state of emergency. The law says that “the value received for all goods and services sold within the designated emergency impact area shall not exceed the […] [...]

Hood files lawsuit against Chase for collection activities

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a lawsuit in Hinds County saying JPMorgan Chase should pay up to $10,000 per violation for fraudulently trying to collect debts from Mississippians who did not owe the company money. Hood said in a written statement that a state investigation found that Chase pursued Mississippi consumers for […] [...]

Hood joins AGs’ call for tamper-proof generic pain med bottles

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has joined 41 other state and territorial attorneys general in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging it to require manufacturers of generic prescription pain relievers  (opioids) to develop tamper-resistant versions of their products. Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic levels in many states. “We […] [...]

Hood clarifies opinion on open-carry gun law

JACKSON — Certain gun owners can carry concealed weapons even in areas where a local government has posted signs banning them, the attorney general’s office said yesterday in an opinion aimed at clarifying Mississippi’s gun laws. Gun owners who hold “enhanced permits” can take their weapons to places like churches, voting precincts and even inside […] [...]

Hood issues opinion on open-carry gun law

JACKSON — Mississippi municipalities, counties and school districts may rethink restrictions they have placed on the open carry of guns in the wake of a new opinion from Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood’s office made public today an opinion issued to the city of Corinth regarding its new ordinance that restricts the carrying of guns […] [...]

Judge to weigh Hood’s credit card issuer lawsuit

JACKSON — A federal judge in Mississippi has been ordered to decide if Attorney General Jim Hood’s lawsuit against six credit card issuers should remain in U.S. District Court in Jackson. If the judge rules there is no federal issue to resolve, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the […] [...]

Business owner arrested, accused of selling bogus merchandise

SENATOBIA — A multi-agency investigation through the Attorney General’s Operation Knock Out Knock Off Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a Senatobia business owner, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Rocola Griffin, age 40, of Sardis, was arrested at her business, Swagg Up, in Senatobia and charged with the sale of counterfeit products. The […] [...]

Owners of assisted living facility charged with fraud, embezzlement

BOONEVILLE — A Prentiss County husband and wife have been indicted and arrested on charges of false pretense and embezzlement, Attorney General Jim Hood reports. Dirley Jones, 63, and Rita Jones, 62, of Booneville turned themselves in to authorities in Prentiss County. The arrests followed recent indictment by the Prentiss County Grand Jury on three […] [...]

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