Case against ‘King of Torts’ authors tossed
Published: July 19,2011
OXFORD — A Lafayette County circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger over a book they co-wrote about the judicial corruption case involving former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.
The Oxford Eagle reports that Judge Robert Elliot filed an order July 15 dismissing the suit that FBI agent Hal Neilson filed in December against authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange and a publishing company.
The suit claimed Dawson, a retired assistant U.S. attorney, and Lange, who runs the Y’all Politics blog, lied and made slanderous statements about Neilson in the book, “King of Torts,” as retaliation for Neilson filing a 2001 complaint against Dawson.
Elliot dismissed the suit after Neilson and his attorney, Christi McCoy, did not attend a July 11 hearing.
Source: Oxford Eagle
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