Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Attorney General Hood wins $8.9M verdict for Mississippi

In a big decision today, Chancery Court Judge Jaye Bradley ruled that the State of Mississippi is entitled to an additional $8,900,000.00 from the tobacco settlement. It seems that Brown & Williamson "forgot" to mention profits it earned from the sale of some 7.8 billion cigarettes. Attorney General Jim Hood filed suit to recover the money, and was successful. Judge Bradley also ordered Brown & Williamson to pay court costs and attorneys fees. The Sun Herald has a brief article up on it now, and is promising more in tomorrow's edition.

This does beg the question: Does anyone think Republican Attorney General nominee Steve Simpson would have sought this money?

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