What About Hood and the Other 10 Percent?

Tort reformers generally agree with The Mississippi Bar’s general counsel Adam Kilgore when he says that 90 percent of the state’s lawyers have learned valuable lessons from Dickie Scruggs’ self-dealings and subsequent imprisonment, and now “are quietly giving back to the public” [“Scruggs case fallout lauded,” July 6].

If the same can someday be said for the other 10 percent and their frequent champion, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, then tort reformers, business leaders and others could stop criticizing the Magnolia State for the stubbornly persistent corruption of its civil justice system.

Darren McKinney

Director of Communications

American Tort Reform Association

1101 Connecticut Ave., NW, #400

Washington, D.C. 20036

202.682.0084

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