It’s Party Time For Dickie Scruggs In Oxford, Miss.

On Saturday night, a red-and-green bus built to look like a trolley car ferried guests from a parking lot near the University of Mississippi through a wrought-iron gate to a new white mansion on a wooded hilltop nearby.

Inside, one of the most-prominent trial lawyers in the country, Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, welcomed friends and acquaintances to a lavish Christmas party. As about 200 guests filed through the front door of the white-columned house, Mr. Scruggs and his wife, Diane, appeared unruffled by an event that had rocked their world days earlier . . .

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