After reading Anita Lee’s story on the upcoming deposition of the Scruggs, I pulled Notice to take Deposition of Dickie and Zach from a post Nowdy had in drafts to give SLABBED readers the rest of the story.
State Farm has been attempting since November to take the Scruggses’ pretrial testimony, called depositions, in the McIntosh case. Spokesman Fraser Engerman would say only that the company is seeking the testimony for its defense.
“I’m not sure what State Farm is trying to get at with the deposition,” said the McIntoshes’ new attorney, William F. “Chip” Merlin. “It seems they’ve already gotten their 10 pounds of flesh from Dickie Scruggs and everyone who worked for him.”
As Faulkner said, the past isn’t dead, it isn’t even past – and that’s certainly true in this situation.
Background information is in these posts: Dickie and Zach tell State Farm to find another party and Judge Walker serves the Rigsby sisters to State Farm on Silver Platter.
This is certainly a stalling tactic. State Farm is playing Renfroe v. Rigsby v. McIntosh v. State Farm v. Rigsbys like a merry-go-round until they can sling off. Anything but litigate these cases because they don’t have a leg to stand on obviously.