Famed Attorney Scruggs Scores New Gig As Defendant

Law360, New York (November 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- He may have conquered Big Tobacco and scored millions for asbestos victims, but famed plaintiffs' lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs is now the one who needs defending after allegedly engineering a bribery scheme related to his crusade on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims.

An indictment filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi accused Scruggs and others of trying to illegally sway the Mississippi state judge presiding over a fee dispute stemming from a policyholder battle against a slew of insurance giants....
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