Monday, February 19, 2007

Big Attorney Fees in Katrina Case

Mississippi had worked out a settlement with State Farm over hundreds of lawsuits and thousands of disputed claims following the insurance company's refusal to pay for damage caused by Hurricane Katrina's storm surge. The lead lawyer representing the state was Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who received a lot of publicity for his work in the tobacco litigation -- and criticism for the size of his fee award. Katrina Suit May Net Lawyers Up to $46 Million, AP (, Jan. 26, 2007.

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