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Forrest County could face $400 million lawsuit

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Forrest County could soon be up against a lawsuit in the neighborhood of about $400 million.

County Attorney David Miller confirmed Tuesday the board of supervisors received a letter of intent to sue last week from a Jackson Law firm.

Miller said he couldn't comment any further.

At issue is a piece of property the county purchased from Pine Belt Oil to store fuel.

Residents living around the area have hired a private attorney out of Jackson to represent them.

Details are unclear at this time what the lawsuit claims.

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