Hood pleased with MCI fee ruling, attacks Bryant

Statement by Attorney General Jim Hood on the MCI legal fees ruling:

“We are pleased that Judge Kidd agreed that this case had no merit and held
no basis in fact. Legal fees in the MCI case, and in every case that
utilizes outside counsel, are paid in strict accordance with state law and
the guidelines and procedures of the Office of Attorney General.
This lawsuit, which originated with former State Auditor Phil Bryant, has
already cost taxpayers more than $340,000 in legal fees paid to outside
attorneys hired by the Auditor’s Office to pursue its misguided position. I
hope our current State Auditor will decide not to pursue this isssue further
and waste even more of our citizen’s hard-earned money.”