Scruggs' Misdeeds Continue To Have Ripple Effects

Law360, New York (April 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following in others' footsteps, the judge overseeing a Hurricane Katrina-related case between a group of policyholders and State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. has disqualified a host of attorneys and law firms as plaintiffs' counsel due to their connection to disgraced plaintiffs attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. of the Southern District of Mississippi granted motions by State Farm and independent adjusting firm E.A. Renfroe & Co. to remove the Barrett Law Office and a handful of others from the...
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