The Mess in Mississippi keeps getting messier, and just when you think Hurricane Katrina litigation can't get any stranger, something comes along to prove you wrong. Yesterday FBI agents and federal prosecutors served a search warrant on the Oxford law offices of tort baron Dickie Scruggs, who has been in the thick of Katrina litigation of all stripes, including a criminal contempt of court prosecution aimed at him by a federal judge. Once the feds invited themselves in, they stayed all day. Exactly what they were looking for, whether they found it and what case this is connected to, no one is saying. Scruggs' attorney denies any involvement by Scruggs or his firm in wrongdoing, and appears to deny any connection of the search to the criminal prosecution. More at Insurance Coverage Law Blog.
FBI searches Dickie Scruggs' law offices
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- A Lot Happens in 15 Years
- Another Scruggs-Related Guilty Plea
- Scruggs' good press
- Katrina whistleblower litigation, cont'd
- Scruggs opponent: how about giving that bribe money to me?
- Langston singing in Scruggs scandals?
- Master & Settlement: Ten years of advocacy and more litigation
- Plaintiffs dismiss Scruggs' McIntosh case
- State Farm v. Scruggs
- Scruggs and Rigsby update: dynamite depositions
- More Scruggs trouble (Rigsby branch)
- Zach Scruggs Gets 14 Months
- Trial-bar scandal? What scandal?
- Rigsby sisters sought out Scruggs-client files