Recounting the Scruggs scandal

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Published: December 7,2009

Tags: King of Tort, Scruggs

  From 2007 to early 2009, dozens of reporters from the newsrooms of the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, the New York Times and many other print and TV organizations traveled to Mississippi for a front-row look at the squalid underbelly of the state’s legal system. Once again, the Magnolia State was dragged into another headline […]

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2 Responses to “Recounting the Scruggs scandal”

  1. Magnolia Marketplace » Lange and Dawson talk about “Kings of Tort” — then have to defend it Says:

    [...] Alan Lange and Tom Dawson were today’s keynotes. The two have written a book — “Kings of Tort” — that chronicle the judicial bribery cases that have landed Dickie Scruggs, Paul Minor and a  handful of former plaintiffs’ attorneys in prison. Lange, publisher of yallpolitics.com, and Dawson, who was lead prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oxford in the Scruggs cases, listed as their primary reason for writing the book the need for a data-driven, fact-based narrative about the corruption cases that have brought down some pretty powerful people. MBJ Staff Writer/Researcher Stephen McDill takes a look at the book here. [...]

  2. NMissCommentor » Former Lott Aide questions Dawson and Lange… Says:

    [...] Alan Lange and Tom Dawson were today’s keynotes. The two have written a book — “Kings of Tort” — that chronicle the judicial bribery cases that have landed Dickie Scruggs, Paul Minor and a  handful of former plaintiffs’ attorneys in prison. Lange, publisher of yallpolitics.com, and Dawson, who was lead prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oxford in the Scruggs cases, listed as their primary reason for writing the book the need for a data-driven, fact-based narrative about the corruption cases that have brought down some pretty powerful people. MBJ Staff Writer/Researcher Stephen McDill takes a look at the book here. [...]

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