In battling to keep from being disqualified from all Katrina cases, attorneys for Pamela and Thomas McIntosh — the Katrina Litigation Group — say State Farm Insurance Cos.’ lawyers have gone too far.
“State Farm’s and its counsel’s dishonest personal attacks on Plaintiffs’ chosen attorneys have crossed the line that separates aggressive advocacy from improper and vexatious litigation tactics,” wrote Dewitt Lovelace Jan. 28.
“State Farm’s Counsel have abused their roles as Officers of the Court by cobbling together gossip, out-of-context quotes and innuendo to poison the jury pool, confuse, the facts and distort the law.”
State Farm is seeking to disqualify each firm that makes up the KLG, formerly known as the Scruggs Katrina Group. Richard “Dickie” Scruggs withdrew the Scruggs Law Firm from the group after he was indicted on federal charges that he attempted to bribe a state judge in a dispute over at least $26.5 million in attorneys fees earned in Katrina settlements.