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MCI case leader defends work for AG

MCI case leader defends work for AG

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 5, 2008

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 2/4/8

William Quin doesn’t back down despite often intense criticism of the $100 million-plus settlement he won for the state from MCI as an outside counsel working for the office of Attorney General Jim Hood.

“I am proud of what I accomplished in that case,” said Quin, a Kentwood, La., native who now lives in Tupelo with his wife and two young children – soon to be three.

As the public debate intensifies on the merits of the Attorney General’s office hiring outside counsel on a contingency-fee basis to pursue lawsuits against large corporations, names of high-profile attorneys like Richard “Dickie” Scruggs of Oxford and Joey Langston of Booneville often surface.

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