WAPT, 6/11/8

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood called an Alabama judge “unprofessional” after the judge ruled Hood wrongly conspired with prominent trial attorney Dickie Scruggs to skirt a court order.

U.S. District Judge William Acker ruled Thursday that Hood helped his “close confidant” Scruggs avoid handing over papers the trial lawyer wanted for Katrina-related lawsuits against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.

“We will be filing with a federal judge to redact and take out the unnecessary criticism,” Hood said. “It’s unprofessional. This judge has a history of problems dating back to 1988.”