Legal System Summary
Mississippi’s lawsuit system has consistently performed very poorly. Business litigators surveyed in 2015 ranked Mississippi 43rd in the nation at producing fair and reasonable justice. Despite efforts by Mississippi’s legislature to make changes to the legal system, improvement has only been nominal because of court interpretation and overzealous litigation. Mississippi’s statutes, however, are still in need of improvement in certain areas.
Potential Employment Increase
Range: 1.07 - 2.89%
NERA Economic Consulting completed a study quantifying the economic impact of passing a bevy of lawsuit reforms. According to the report, passage of a complete package of lawsuit reforms could increase employment in Mississippi between 1.07 and 2.89%.