Web site motions to make Hood settlement with State Farm public

The publisher of a Mississippi political Web site wants court records in State Farm Insurance Cos.’ lawsuit against state Attorney General Jim Hood’s unsealed.

Jackson New Media, Inc., which produces Y’all Politics, filed the motion Thursday. The lawsuit alleged Hood was unfairly threatening the company with criminal charges to force it to settle the civil suit filed by Hood weeks after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

Shortly after Hood was forced to take the stand in federal court in Hattiesburg, the two sides reached a confidential settlement in Feb. 2007.

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