Indictment Prompts Scruggs To Beat Hasty Retreat

Law360, New York (December 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a surprising twist, the Scruggs Law firm has decided to withdraw from the long-standing Hurricane Katrina litigation against major insurers, a week after famed plaintiffs' attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs and others were indicted for allegedly bribing a Mississippi state judge.

On Wednesday, the Scruggs Katrina Group posted a letter on its Web site announcing to clients that the Scruggs law firm had decided to back down from the case due to the criminal charges currently pending.

“The Scruggs Law firm has informed us that in...
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