Latest News

Mississippi to receive $2.2 Billion from Landmark Agreement in ‪BP ‬Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement

The settlement will bring approximately $1.5 billion in additional relief to Mississippi over the next 17 years. Combined with $659 million in early funding, Mississippi is receiving a total of nearly $2.2 billion in compensation. We remain committed to ensuring that our coast counties and cities are included in any settlement and treated fairly. I am pleased to say we are upholding our promise. The size and scope of this settlement is the result of a successful partnership of all the gulf states and our state agencies. Together, we held BP accountable for the damage it caused. The Deepwater Horizon ...Continue Reading...

BP Settlement

The $2.2 Billion ‪BP Settlement is a huge victory for the state of Mississippi. As your attorney general, I will continue to protect our beautiful state and fight for the safety of you and your family.

Forty Attorneys General join Mississippi in Support of Appeal in Google Lawsuit

I am extremely grateful that an overwhelming majority of our nation's attorneys general, both Republican and Democrat, recognize that a state attorney general has the fundamental power to investigate potential violations of state law and that wrongdoers cannot run to federal court to escape legal oversight in the states where they do business. Mississippi is appealing to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals a March 27, 2015, order enjoining the attorney general from enforcing a subpoena issued to Google asking questions about some of Google's online practices including the alleged sale of prescription drugs without a prescription, the ability to ...Continue Reading...

Jim Hood Seeks Fourth Term as Attorney General

Feb 20th - With the citizens of Mississippi in mind, I have decided today to seek a fourth term as your Attorney General to finish the business you elected me to do. As Mississippi's chief law enforcement officer, I will continue working to make our state safer. You are largely responsible for the success of our office. Through your support we continue to make Mississippi a better place for law-abiding residents.

Mississippi voters have placed their trust in Jim Hood for the past 12 years

Feb 7th - "The voters of Mississippi have placed their trust in me for the past 12 years and I look forward to running on a record of success that's been tested by fire time and again. Our accomplishments in fighting crime, protecting our children and the elderly, returning more than $850 million to our taxpayers, and bringing justice to those who cannot fight for themselves are well chronicled."

Attorney General Hood Recovers About $76 Million to Date for Mississippi from Financial and Mortgage Crisis

Attorney General Jim Hood has returned approximately $76 million to Mississippi from losses suffered during the Financial and Mortgage Crisis of recent history. The most recent case was settled Tuesday when Attorney General Hood announced that Mississippi, the U.S. Department of Justice and a coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia reached a $1.375 billion settlement with Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC over allegations that S&P misled investors when it rated structured finance securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis.  Mississippi will receive $26,754,000 million in that settlement.  The Attorney General has also returned another ...Continue Reading...