Judge scolds Scruggs over attempts to avoid State Farm deposition: I am shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you

Dickie Scruggs being accused by a judge of engaging in tactical delays in litigation? Come on, judge, don’t you know who you are talking about here?  This is one of the most noted litigation entrepreneurs in all the land!  Why, accusing him of tactical delays is like alleging that he would violate a judicial order to return documents by playing a game of keep-away with Jim Hood, or of making arrangements to pay material witnesses $150,000 a year for no-show jobs, witnesses who were supposed to be the keys to a federal grand jury, a state grand jury, a "whistleblower" lawsuit alleging massive insurer fraud and numerous Katrina bad faith cases.  I mean, what will they say next, that Scruggs participated in a conspiracy to bribe a judge or some other crazy charge like that?

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  1. Mississippian

    Knew you’d have to blog about this one! “The court will not tolerate any further attempts to violate its February 1 order.” Hooray for Judge Mills!
    “it is ordered that:
    1. Scruggs’s deposition is to begin immediately and shall continue until its natural completion.
    2. In light of the delays caused by Scruggs, the deadline for the completion of his deposition is extended until 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
    3. Any future non-compliance with this court’s orders relating to Scruggs’s deposition will be dealt with as contempt.”

  2. Bill

    Someone needs to make a movie called “Citizen Scruggs.”
    “I’m Richard F. Scruggs. Nobody tells me what to do!”

  3. Scruggs scandal developments, February 5

    * Pertinacious Scruggs effort to evade deposition by State Farm attorneys results in “testosterone fiesta” of swaggering counsel (Folo; sequel; YallPolitics; Rossmiller); * Remember when Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood declared his political patr…

  4. Oxford Prof

    Did Scruggs just pull a Britney?