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Kings of Tort

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  6 reviews
With over 200 individual fact citations into over 100 different sources, Kings of Tort has been impeccably researched. It used primary sources like the highly acclaimed book by Michael Orey entitled Assuming the Risk and Dan Zegart's book Civil Warriors. The book has also sourced information via articles from publications and media outlets such as the Clarion Ledger, the S ...more
ebook, 289 pages
Published September 27th 2010 by Pediment Publishing
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Kings of Tort

By Alan Lange and Tom Dawson

Dickie Scruggs is a real person, a recent phonon, a crusader to the damaged and an icon to attorneys seeking the fortunes to be made from the mass litigation and the “magic jurisdictions” created by political influence. Dickie Scruggs is the ‘King of Torts’ of John Grisham’s novel and the central figure of very real, sensational scandals that have held the public attention for the last 2 years.

This book is fascinating as a non-fictional look at the blindi
Debbie Howell
Feb 23, 2010 Debbie Howell rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people intrigued by Southern politics
Thorough, well-researched account of the fall of Dickie Scruggs, the Mississippi lawyer famous for suing Big Tobacco. The story itself is fascinating and the authors have done a great job of laying out the whole sordid mess in a detailed, chronological account. It was not a captivating read in the early chapters, but the information was needed to understand what came later. Another problem was that there were so many people involved it was hard to keep straight which crooked lawyer was which. Wh ...more
After reading the Fall of the House of Zeus written by someone who had been a friend of Dickie Scruggs, I felt bad that he got as much jail time as he did. Now that I have read the prosecution's version of events I have regained my sanity. He played the system for his own gain and really got himself into trouble by not keeping his word on deals he made with his own partners in litigation. As the saying goes, there is no honor among thieves. Former partners knew that about him and were quick to c ...more
Very well written book that takes a look at the world of southern politics and law. A very detailed look at the Scruggs case in Mississippi. If you like legal drama, you will like this book.
Lynn Shurden
Easy enough read compared to Wilkie's book on the same subject. However, please tell me why authors don't know the use of objective pronouns??? Has the English language really changed that much? It is not correct to use "between he and I".
Fascinating story of southern politics and reads like a mystery novel..
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