Venue Reform: HB 13 (special session) (2004); Amended Miss. Code Ann. § 11-11-3.
Provides that civil suits may be filed in the county
Provides that civil suits may be filed in the county where the defendant resides (in the case of a corporation, the county of its principal place of business) or in the county where a “substantial alleged act or omission occurred or where a substantial event that cause the injury occurred.” Plaintiff may file in the county where he/she lives if venue cannot be established under above criteria. Provides that venue must be proper for each plaintiff. Provides that the trial court shall dismiss the claim or action if it would be more properly decided in another state. If the claim would be more properly decided in another county, provided the case shall be transferred to the appropriate county. Provides that for medical providers, venue shall be proper where the act or omission occurred.
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