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November 30, 2007 – Comments (4)

Otherwise, who would fight the good fight for all those poor victims of Katrina against their crooked insurance companies...

Richard F. Scruggs, a prominent trial lawyer who has been fighting insurance companies over payments for damage from Hurricane Katrina, was indicted yesterday by federal authorities on charges of offering a bribe of $50,000 to a Mississippi state judge in a dispute over fees with another lawyer.

Mr. Scruggs, who has negotiated settlements worth more than $100 million this year with State Farm and other insurers, is a brother-in-law of Senator Trent Lott and a close friend of Mike Moore, former Mississippi attorney. He first gained national attention in the late 1990s for helping win a settlement of $248 billion from the tobacco industry.

Mr. Scruggs recruited other Mississippi lawyers to help him resolve hundreds of lawsuits brought by people whose homes had been destroyed or badly damaged in the hurricane. In the biggest settlement, with State Farm, Mr. Scruggs said he expected to receive up to $46 million in fees.

4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 30, 2007 at 10:13 AM, wingedcreat0r (47.39) wrote:

Regardless of the victor/s in any chase, the lawyers always win.

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#2) On November 30, 2007 at 11:53 AM, TMFBent (99.81) wrote:

You saying the lampreys always extract their fill of everyone else's juice?

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#3) On November 30, 2007 at 11:54 AM, GS751 (27.46) wrote:

gotta love what cash does.

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#4) On November 30, 2007 at 10:33 PM, abitare (35.12) wrote:

My Wag: He never gets jail time and he is not sorry he did it, just sorry he got caught.

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