FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 9, 2004

FIRST LADY MARSHA BARBOUR SPEAKS TO U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON IMPACT OF LAWSUIT ABUSE AND LEGAL REFORMS

(Jackson, Miss.) - First Lady Marsha Barbour spoke to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit - ACCESS 2004 - yesterday on the impact of lawsuit abuse on small businesses and the efforts Mississippi has made on passing legal reforms this year.

"Surges in lawsuits that have flooded the courts have created financial burdens on many small businesses," said First Lady Marsha Barbour. "This speech is a part of Haley's continuing effort to get the word out -- because of Mississippi's new civil justice legislation, our state is a welcome place to create jobs."

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has ranked Mississippi last for a fair legal climate three years in a row, hosted this three-day small business summit September 7-9, at the U.S. Chamber's Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The First Lady spoke during a breakout session alongside Larry Mocha, President, Air Power Systems.

"We are very honored that the First Lady of Mississippi is participating in our Small Business Summit," said Neil Hare, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Small Business Marketing.
"Mississippi has overcome incredible hurdles to achieve meaningful tort reform legislation this year, and I applaud the Governor and Legislature for their efforts."

ACCESS 2004 previewed the upcoming elections with political experts, examine the impact of litigation and legal reform on small businesses, forge policy issues, and address affordable access to quality health care. They hosted Congressional leaders and small business owners to craft an agenda that will help shape small business policies.

Other speakers included: Donald Evans, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; Hector V. Barreto, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; Newt Gingrich, CEO, The Gingrich Group, and Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; John Bachmann, Senior Partner, Edward Jones, and Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Rep.
Donald Manzullo (R-IL), Chairman, Small Business Committee, U.S. House of Representatives; and Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Technology and the House, U.S. House of Representatives.

The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

 


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