Super Tort Lawyer Indicted for Contempt

By August 23, 2007Briefly Legal

An indictment is only an indictment. Schadenfreude would be inappropriate. From

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Special prosecutors appointed by a federal judge on Tuesday hit nationally known plaintiffs attorney Richard Scruggs and his law firm with criminal contempt charges over his handling of insurance documents related to Hurricane Katrina claims.

Prosecutors Joel Williams, Michael Rasmussen and Charles Sharp drew up the four-page indictment, having recently been appointed by federal judge William Acker of the Northern District of Alabama.

Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog has more, including Scruggs’ hiring of John Keker as his defense attorney. Apparently he’s a name in the white collar defense world.

Yes, Schadenfreude would be wrong.

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