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Bryant supports Texas' 'loser pays' rule

JACKSON — On the campaign trail for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has bragged his state’s new “loser pays” law goes a long way to telling “trial lawyers to get out of your state.” Gov.-elect Phil Bryant has already expressed support for “loser pays.” Bryant continues to monitor the effect of that change in Texas, said spokesman Mick Bullock. “In ...

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Scruggs petitions to have corruption conviction tossed

OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has asked a federal court to throw out his conviction in the judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Scruggs’ legal argument in the motion, filed in U.S. District Court in North Mississippi, is that the U.S. Supreme Court limited the scope of so-called honest services laws, and ...

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