A Mississippi tort reform group, Mississippians for Economic Progress paid a fine for violating state lobbying laws. The group failed to file mandatory expenditure reports for two years, according to a story in the Clarion Ledger.
The following is a quote from the group’s website: “the process of hiring outside counsel to work on the state’s legal business should be open and transparent instead of being conducted behind closed doors.” I guess the MFEP did not the law that required them to be transparent and open about the way their own funds are used applied to them?!?
Hypocrisy is nothing new for tort reformers, who push for restrictions on normal people filing lawsuits, but don’t ask for the same restrictions on lawsuits by the big businesses that fund the reform drive.