U.S. SC sinks AG Hood’s water suit

The suit, filed by private attorneys hired by Hood to represent the State, alleged Memphis diverted groundwater from underneath Mississippi. The suit had been unsuccessful every step of its way to the High Court.

The suit sought $1 billion in damages.

Don Barrett gave $5,000 to Hood’s 2003 campaign and was on board with the suit when it was filed in 2005, along with attorneys from Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell in Oxford, Miss., and attorney George B. Ready.

Mississippi political Web site Y’all Politics wrote that the Supreme Court’s decision could be seen “as solid defeat for Hood, and a missed opportunity for massive attorney fees for his hand-picked counsel.”

Legal News Line
1/25/10