ATRA expresses support for Miss. AG reform bill

A Washington, D.C.-based tort reform group recently wrote Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood about a bill that would change the way the State hires private attorneys to represent it.

House Bill 211 would allow other state agencies to hire private attorneys instead of solely relying on Hood’s office to represent their interests, as well as requiring attorneys who bill the state for more than $100,000 to have those amounts published.

Darren McKinney, the director of communications for the American Tort Reform Association, wrote Hood on Thursday.

“The Sunshine Bill is not sinister,” McKinney said in response to Hood’s objection to the bill.

Legal News Line
3/2/12