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Pay-to-play accusations against Hood flying again Democrats and Republicans disagree over AG’s role The rivalry between business interests and trial lawyers reared its head again recently as the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released a report this month regarding accusations of “pay-to-play” activities of several states’ attorneys general, including Mississippi’s Jim Hood. The report said Hood’s tenure as attorney general ...

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Study criticizes 'pay-to-play' AG practices

NOTE: The Mississippi Business Journal is following up with ATRA and will be interviewing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood for a response. Visit msbusiness.com next week for more information. Actions Range from Seemingly “Pay-to-Play” to Good-Government Practices WASHINGTON — The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has released a study documenting inappropriate uses of contracts between certain state attorneys general and ...

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