U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

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Oral Argument Date

April 04, 2013


Case Updates


July 24, 2014

The case was transferred to the Mississippi Circuit Court of Chickasaw County and closed on 7/24/2014.

The state court's order and opinion issued 9/21/2015 is available here.

U.S. Chamber urges District Court to rule against attorney general use of contingency fee arrangements

November 25, 2013

In its brief, the U.S. Chamber urged the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to rule that the contingency fee arrangement between the Mississippi Attorney General and a plaintiffs' law firm violates the Due Process Clause of the Constitution by effectively outsourcing the state’s enforcement authority to a self-interested law firm. Additionally, the government counsel's alleged “control” over the case cannot cure the structural problem with financially self-interested prosecutors.

Andrew Muscato and John H. Beisner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP represented the U.S. Chamber as co-counsel to the National Chamber Litigation Center.

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