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Court: Governments can’t evade open meetings in small groups

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ruling that a government can’t set up meetings of less than a majority of public officials to evade the state’s Open Meetings Act. The court ruled 9-0 that the city of Columbus was wrong to set up pairs of meetings with the mayor and three city council members apiece in 2014, avoiding the city ...

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Alabama court ruling could boost Mississippi’s business recruitment

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Alabama could threaten to roll back some of the principles of that state’s tort reform efforts. It could also give Mississippi an advantage when the two states are pursuing the same economic development projects. Innovator liability is the theory the Alabama court’s decision codified. It essentially allows brand name pharmaceutical companies to ...

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