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They come to us with suits (cont'd)

Another data point or two on how state attorneys general come to hire private law firms to sue private businesses, courtesy of Mississippi's not-always-discreet AG, Jim Hood:

Hood said he normally awards the contracts to the attorneys who propose the lawsuit...

Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush brought the idea for the lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies [demanding huge sums for alleged overcharges] to Hood. While the firm by its very nature is more affiliated with Republican Party politics, it has one prominent Democrat in its midst -- former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is a member of the firm.

See May 24 and, more generally, our Regulation Through Litigation page.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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