Mississippi AG Labeled A 'Scruggs Confederate'

Law360, New York (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has accused Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood

of playing fast and loose with the law, contending that he inappropriately helped his friend Richard “Dickie” Scruggs avoid turning over stolen documents at the center of a Hurricane Katrina case against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge William Acker found the famed plaintiffs attorney and two whistleblowers, Corri and Kerri Rigsby, in civil contempt regarding the document withholding, blasting Hood for serving as a “Scruggs confederate” and helping him carry...
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