The Clarion-Ledger, 5/25/7

Notwithstanding the ballyhoo when tort reform was enacted by the 2004 Legislature that it cured what special interest groups called Mississippi’s cesspool of jackpot justice, it seems those same groups now don’t rate the state’s reforms very highly.

But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce itself has now let the air out of the Mississippi tort reformers’ balloon. Recently the Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reforms (which initially stirred the pot on reform by ranking Mississippi 50th in 2003) in its 2007 ranking put the state’s legal climate at only 49th.

As they used to say on TV, “Where’s the beef?”