Tort Reformers Rejoice

Sigo, Shelly
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/6/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32044, p27
Trade Publication
The article reports that reform efforts designed to modernize government and improve economic prospects have paid off with the Mississippi's recent removal from the annual "Judicial Hellhole" list published by the American Tort Reform Association. Judicial Hellholes are places that have a disproportionately harmful impact on civil litigation. Last year, five Mississippi counties were among 13 areas in the country on the list because of high jury verdicts. The state Legislature adopted some of the country's most stringent tort reform measures earlier this year, capping most jury awards.


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