Group says W.Va. lawmakers should take notice of Mississippi

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — A West Virginia legal watchdog group, pointing to recent actions by Mississippi’s auditor, says state lawmakers need to put a stop to Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s “questionable” lawsuit settlement practices.

Last week, the Mississippi Auditor’s Office asked the state Supreme Court to declare funds that Attorney General Jim Hood collects from lawsuits to be public money.

Auditor Stacey Pickering wants all funds collected from lawsuits to be turned over to the state Legislature, including what outside, private firms collect for their work.

Legal News Line
8/12/11