LNL – Media outlets to intervene in AG Hood case

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has decided that four media outlets should be allowed to seek the unsealing of the settlement in State Farm Insurance’s lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

U.S. District Judge David Bramlette made the ruling Wednesday, granting intervenor status to Jackson New Media, WLBT, WDAM and WLOX. Jackson New Media owns the political Web site Y’All Politics.

The intervenors have 30 days from the issuance of the ruling to submit their motion to unseal.

“This group of companies will be making the appropriate motions for these records very soon,” said Alan Lange, editor of Y’All Politics.

“It’s our hope that none of the parties in the case will seek to unnecessarily obstruct or object to the requests before the Court so that Mississippians can be provided the information for themselves in a timely manner.”

Legal News Line
3/29/10