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Today on the Paul Gallo show on Supertalk, I announced an upcoming book in December 2009. The book will be titled Kings of Tort and was written by myself and former Assistant US Attorney, Tom Dawson, who retired in January of 2009. Tom was one of the lead prosecutors on the Scruggs judicial bribery scandal.

The book will be published by Pediment Publishing, who recently published a book about Mississippi baseball great Boo Ferriss.

Kings of Tort is an exhaustively researched work that documents the Dickie Scruggs and Paul Minor judicial bribery scandals. It documents Scruggs' rise to prominence through the asbestos and tobacco lawsuits and his subsequent lawsuits stemming from disagreements over attorneys fees in both endeavors. Paul Minor's case is examined with a factual recap of his judicial bribery convictions. Then, the book moves forward to the Hurricane Katrina litigation and documents Scruggs' downfall. As any reader of YallPolitics would expect, all of the political intrigue and campaign finance dots will be connected.

More details will be forthcoming and an official press launch will occur sometime in mid-November. Email us at editor at yallpolitics.com to reserve your advanced, signed first-edition copies of the book.

It will make a GREAT Christmas gift.

Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:15 pm

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