Judge makes rulings in Jones v. Scruggs

A state judge ruled Tuesday that the actions of indicted trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs apply to the rest of the firms that made up the former Scruggs Katrina Group.

Circuit Judge R. Kenneth Coleman made the decision during a hearing in an attorneys fees dispute between those firms and Jackson attorney John Griffin Jones, who claimed Scruggs shortchanged him out of his fair share of at least $26.5 million in fees earned in Katrina cases.

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