Posts Tagged ‘Jim Hood’

Lawmakers pass teacher pay bill, but is it legal?

JACKSON — The Mississippi House yesterday passed a bill meant to ensure teachers get a full paycheck in August, but school board leaders say they don’t believe the proposal is legal. The dispute is wrapped up in an effort by school boards and superintendents to roll back a 2012 legislative mandate that classes can’t start […] [...]

Hood wants Entergy case heard in state court

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a federal court to send the state of Mississippi’s lawsuit against Entergy back to state court. In its recent ruling in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Hood’s argument that cases brought by attorneys general to enforce their […] [...]

State reaches $7M settlement with Ocwen

JACKSON — Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1-billion joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Jim Hood, 48 additional state attorneys general and the District of Columbia as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The settlement terms address servicing misconduct by Ocwen, and two […] [...]

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 […] [...]

AG Hood still unhappy with Google

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is again asking Google to do more to prevent people from using the search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated videos, music and games. Hood, as chairman of the intellectual property committee of the National Association of Attorneys General, has dogged the Internet giant for most of 2013. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Eye clinic operator faces Medicaid fraud charges

JACKSON — The owner of a Jackson eye clinic is facing charges of Medicaid fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Barbara Faye Jones, 30, of Jackson turned herself into authorities with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following recent indictment by a Hinds County grand jury. The indictment alleges that Jones, as owner/operator of Clear View […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Attorneys general reach settlement with Google over cookie settings

JACKSON — The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, along with the attorneys general of 36 other states and the District of Columbia, have entered into a $17-million settlement with Google Inc. following consumer privacy concerns involving the company’s setting of cookies on certain Safari Web browsers during 2011 and 2012. Mississippi’s share of the settlement is […] [...]

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