Judge Mills orders Scruggs deposition

I’ve heard from the courtroom that Judge Mills has ruled that State Farm has a right to depose Dickie Scruggs, that the deposition must occur before Monday at 5:00 PM, that it will be oral (not on written questions), and that it will be under seal with no public comment by the parties about its content until Judge Bramlette rules on whether to keep it under seal in the State Farm v. Hood proceeding. He’s going to issue an opinion this afternoon.