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After Mississippi’s legislature adjourned without passing tort-reform legislation, Gov. Haley Barbour called a special session which resulted in an early June approval of HB 13.

The action should bring stability and predictability back to the state’s civil justice system, according to the American Insurance Association. “Achieving comprehensive civil justice reform has been a multi-year process: the legislation that passed in 2002 was a first step and HB 13 completes the process,” said Cecil Pearce, AIA vice president, southeast region.

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