Case against ‘King of Torts’ authors tossed
by Associated Press
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
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Case against ‘King of Torts’ authors tossed”
Top Posts & Pages
- New boutique hotel to replace Oxford’s Downtown Inn
- Coast city to repay BP grant funding for Ocean Expo
- Eye clinic operator faces Medicaid fraud charges
- Mega-load move could cause traffic issues
- New owners plan cautious change for Highland Village
- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team
- Judge to weigh Hood's credit card issuer lawsuit
- Blue Origin successfully tests BE-3 rocket engine
- Allain to lie in repose at Capital Friday; funeral Saturday in Natchez
- Northrop Grumman begins production of five NATO drones