I added motions on Jones – as well as some on related to the seal of the Rigsby sister’s Qui Tam – to Legal.
Both sides have filed motions according to the story posted on the Sun Herald.
Attorneys representing the Jones firm hope to argue Tuesday in Lafayette County Circuit Court in Oxford that Scruggs and the others tried to bribe Lackey and should be sanctioned “by striking the defendants’ pleadings and entering a default judgment,” said Roy Percy, one of the firm’s attorneys. Continue reading “Adding to the confusion, motions today in Jones v Scruggs”
Tom Peters got the general idea; but, Harry Truman’s If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em seems to be more appropriate as we start the week with a little beef, a lot of Scruggs, and a thought or two about the meaning of flood.
- One beef was settled when the Facilities Group paid sub-contractors for work on the failed beef plant. The Clarion-Ledger ran the story in Sunday’s paper; but, there’s more to the cow than that – Jim Hood’s lawsuit and USA v Moultrie.
- Big day tomorrow for Jones v Scruggs, the fee dispute related to the agreement between Jones and the other member firms of SKG. Speaking of confusion, it’s up to Judge Coleman to clear things up – and that’s going to be a challenge because Judge Lackey really muded it up when he demanded money so he could decide if he’d been bribed – duh. Maybe we’ll learn what really happened – although that would be a first as I can’t recall a bigger one-sided story than USA v Scruggs.
- The big qui of the week is in Judge Senter’s court – the Rigsby sister’s Qui Tam and who the Judge intended to disqualify. It seems the confusion in this case began when Judge Walker broke the seal last August. I found an interesting quote justifying his decision in the August 8 issue of the Insurance Journal. Continue reading ““If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention””
150,000 pages later, attorneys in Louisiana are still looking for McKinsey documents that describe Allstate’s process for handling catastrophe claims, according to this recent story from Rebecca Mowbray at the Times Picayune.
The 150,000 pages of documents that Allstate Corp. posted on its Web site in response to a growing public relations storm contain mind-numbing documents on processing auto insurance and homeowners claims, but nothing about the issue that is most important to people hit by hurricanes Katrina and Rita: how the company handles catastrophe claims.
We haven’t seen any ‘cat’ documents,” said New Orleans lawyer Paul Miniclier. “There are many missing documents.” Continue reading “Lawyers claim Allstate left McKinsey’s cat out…meow”