Court of Appeals dismiss Google lawsuit against AG Hood

Attorney General Jim Hood. (File Photo)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed Google’s federal lawsuit Friday against Attorney General Jim Hood

The lawsuit was filed after AG Hood issued an administrative subpoena to the company, seeking information to find of if its policies violated Mississippi state law.

“The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals clearly saw through Google’s attempt to misuse the federal courts in an effort to obstruct a sovereign state’s investigation into state-law matters,” Attorney General Hood said. “It should be a concern of every American citizen when a corporation tries such a brazen end-run around state law. I am grateful for the court’s ruling on an issue important to protecting children and families in Mississippi and across the country.”

Officials said the court also turned back an attempt by Google Inc. to use the federal court system to block Attorney General Jim Hood’s investigation of the Internet giant’s business practices.

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