Per Ben Hallman at American Lawyer, the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System gets around in securities litigation, the latest instance of which is its appearance as co-lead plaintiff against Royal Bank of Scotland, in which it's represented by Wolf Popper and Labaton Sucharow. Much more on the Mississippi fund from Andrew Longstreth at American Lawyer in the magazine's May issue (state's "active caseload has brought charges that [Attorney General Jim] Hood is essentially running a pay-to-play state"). More: Bloomberg.
Mississippi's "extremely litigious" public pension fund
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