A 5th Circuit panel has refused to bar prominent attorney Richard Scruggs from representing a Mississippi resident in a suit against State Farm Fire & Casualty over Hurricane Katrina damage. The panel found that State Farm failed to show "extraordinary circumstances" justifying Scruggs' disqualification based on claims that he improperly used internal State Farm records. The case is one of hundreds Scruggs' firm has filed against the insurer for denying policyholders' Katrina-related claims.
5th Circuit: Scruggs Not Barred From Katrina Litigation Against State Farm
The Associated Press
November 20, 2007
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