Lawyers’ downfall chronicled in book

Alan Lange and Tom Dawson put a lot of work into their new book about the downfall of prominent attorneys Richard “Dickie” Scruggs and Paul Minor, and they encourage readers to draw their own conclusions

“Here’s what happened. This is what we think about it. Now you make up your own mind,” Lange said Friday at a book signing at Turnrow Book Co. for “Kings of Tort: The True Story of Dickie Scruggs, Paul Minor and Two Decades of Political and Legal Manipulation in Mississippi.”

The book was published by Pediment Publishing of Battle Ground, Wash.

“We’ve been all over the state,” Lange said. “It’s been unbelievable. We’ve sold a bunch of books at every signing.”

Lange, 38, of Jackson, is the brains behind Dawson, 66, of Oxford, served as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi until he stepped down in January.

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