Jim Hood served as the 39th Attorney General of Mississippi. He was first elected in 2003, defeating Republican Scott Newton. A former district attorney, Hood succeeded fellow Democrat Mike Moore. He was the only Democrat holding statewide elected office in Mississippi from 2008 to 2020.
In 2017, twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, Hood filed lawsuits against Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance claiming that the companies failed to make adequate payments for the victims of Katrina.
In 2017, Hood filed lawsuits against a number of pharmaceutical companies. In the lawsuits, Hood alleged that the companies were engaging in an unlawful scheme to “force the state to pay for drugs that were not eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.” Overall, Hood filed six separate lawsuits against the 18 defendant companies.