Class actions are not permitted in Mississippi's state court system.  For over thirty years, the plaintiffs' bar has lobbied to add Rule 23, or other class action procedural avenues, to their state-court arsenal.  In the Spring 2017 issue of The Mississippi Lawyer, Watkins & Eager member William Ray explains that class actions are frequently abused, and that Mississippi's individual and corporate citizens - and its judiciary - are better off without them.