Scruggs ordered to turn over some records to State Farm

A federal judge has ordered attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs to turn over policyholder records to State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. within 15 days.

The judge said Scruggs must turn over:

— All communications between Scruggs and the first engineer who found wind damage, Brian Ford, who State Farm maintains was unethically offered compensation by Scruggs.

— Any communications between Scruggs and any State Farm employee that are related to the McIntosh claim.

— Any communications between Scruggs and the media about Hurricane Katrina and the McIntosh claim, including any engineering report shared with ABC News.

— Any documents Scruggs picked up from a “highly placed source” at State Farm.

–All documents related to any financial interest Scruggs has in Katrina litigation against State Farm.

Chicago Tribune
5/16/8