Scruggs BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge on Friday dismissed criminal contempt charges against troubled trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who is still fighting federal charges that he attempted to bribe a state judge.
Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. - Legal superstar-turned-criminal defendant Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has a constitutional right to a fair trial with an impartial jury. Mississippi's public has a right to know, and Mississippi media has a right to print allegations about Scruggs.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Recent scandals may not make Mississippi seem like much of a legal role model, but a West Virginia legal reform group would like to see its state take some of the same measures.
Bastress CHARLESTON, W. Va. - While West Virginia Supreme Court hopeful Bob Bastress is calling for a special group to probe the Chief Justice's relationship with the head of a large corporation, the Court's administrator says there is no need to get all worked up.
OXFORD, Miss. - Four days before the issue can be argued at a hearing, the defense team for indicted trial lawyer Zach Scruggs has reiterated the reasons it thinks the judicial bribery charges against Scruggs should be dropped.
Spitzer NEW YORK -- Eliot Spitzer, who parlayed his aggressive approach to the Attorney General's office into a successful run at Governor in New York, reportedly has been caught on a federal wiretap soliciting a prostitute.
John Kroger SALEM, Ore. -- Vying to be Oregon's next attorney general are two Democrats who have promised to raise the profile of the office by aggressively protecting consumers and defending the state's vast natural resources.
CHICAGO -- The estate of Barbara Griego, who died in 2006 when her 1999 Ford Explorer rolled over on an interstate, filed a products liability and wrongful death suit against Ford in the Circuit Court of Cook County in January 2008.
Dr. Paul Lees-Haley A new psychological test that claims to reveal whether an injured plaintiff is really suffering has launched a bunfight amongst psychologists on both sides of personal-injury lawsuits.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia lawmakers have stopped bickering with Attorney General Darrell McGraw long enough to agree with a settlement designed by McGraw and Gov. Joe Manchin that would use settlement dollars to create sales tax breaks.