bifucation dysfunction – State Farm issues Subpoena Duces Tecum to Scruggs Law Firm in Rigsby qui tam

Frankly, the Subpoena Duces Tecum issued to Scruggs Law Firm appears to be nothing more than additional evidence State Farm suffers from bifucation dysfunction.  SLABBED reported the symptoms when they first appeared in the Company’s Motion to Compel in Forked! “Bifurcation for Dummies” (part 1 and part 2)

In that regard, Butler Snow attorney Jeffery Walker’s qualified “requests” beg the question, If you can’t compel it, can’t you at least look it up yourself instead of playing with your (sub)poena?

“If any responsive  Document(s) has been produced to State Farm in connection with McIntosh v. State Farm Fire & Casualty…rather than reproducing it in response to this subpoena, it will be sufficient to cite the Bates number or other identifying label in response to the particular request.”

Bless his heart.  Anyone following Katrina litigation knows State Farm must really, really be needy to keep forking around Judge Senter’s Order limiting the first trial and related discovery to the merits of the Rigsbys’ claim of fraud for the Company to ask Scruggs to make a list of what they already have and drop in the mail:

All Documents concerning (A) any communications between (i) Scruggs Katrina Group: Scruggs Law Firm P.A.; Bartle & Marcus, LLC; Bartimus, Frickelton, Robertson & Gorny, PC; or Relators and (ii) any media outlet, media organization, media representative or agent, or website and (B) which relate to the Relators, the McIntosh home and Hurricane Katrina damage, or this False Claims Act action.

All Documents concerning any payments from Scruggs Katrina Group to Cori (Moran) Rigsby or Kerri Rigsby.

All Documents concerning any payment from Scruggs Law Firm to Cori (Moran)Rigsby or Kerri Rigsby.

All Documents concerning (A) Cori (Moran) Rigsby or Kerri Rigsby and (B) which relate to their engagements as consultants for the Scruggs Law Firm or the Scruggs Katrina Group.

All Documents concerning the sale of Kerri Rigsby’s house to Robert Oswald.

All Documents concerning (A) any communications between (i) Senator Trent Lott and (ii) Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm and (B) which relate to Cori (Moran) Rigsby, Kerri Rigsby, Brian Ford, Thomas or Pamela McIntosh, or this False Claims Act action.

All Documents concerning (A) any communications between (i) Congressman Gene Taylor and (ii) Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm and (B) which relate to Cori (Moran) Rigsby, Kerri Rigsby, Brian Ford , Thomas or Pamela McIntosh, or this False Claims Act action.

All Documents concerning (A) any communications between (i) the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi and (ii) Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm and (B) which relate to Cori (Moran) Rigsby, Kerri Rigsby, Thomas or Pamela McIntosh, or the property at 2558 South Shore Drive, Biloxi, Mississippi.

All Documents concerning any communications between (A) Pat Lobrano or William Lobrano and (ii) Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm from August 29,2005 to February 1, 2006.

All aircraft and pilotlogs, passenger manifests, and any other Documents reflecting concerning travel or transportation of Cori (Moran) Rigsby or Kerri Rigsby.

All Documents concerning any cell phones, computers, cameras or other equipment furnished to Cori (Moran) Rigsby or Kerri Rigsby by Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm.

All Documents downloaded, copied or transferred from Cori (Moran) Rigsby’s computer.

All Documents concerning any examination,. repair, or forensic analysis or examination of Cori (Moran) Rigsby’s computer.

All Documents downloaded, copied or transferred from Kerri Rigsby’s computer.

All Documents concerning any examination, repair, or forensic analysis or examination of Kerri Rigsby ‘s computer.

All Documents concerning any travel or other expense reimbursement to Cori (Moran) Rigsby or Kerri Rigsby by Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm.

All Documents concerning any communications between (i) Brian Ford and (ii) Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm.

All Documents concerning any agreement by Scruggs Katrina Group or Scruggs Law Firm to defend or indemnify Cori (Moran) Rigsby or Kerri Rigsby in any way from civil or criminal claims, charges, investigation, penalties, fines, judgments or settlements.

How quickly – and conveniently – State Farm has forgotten Judge Walker’s kinky Order issued October 2007.  I suppose bifucation dysfunction does that to a Company that can’t get a legitimate defense up.

7 thoughts on “bifucation dysfunction – State Farm issues Subpoena Duces Tecum to Scruggs Law Firm in Rigsby qui tam”

  1. Nowdy, you’re being too kind…dysfunction ?

    Pardon my french, but, Butler Snow?… “ils sont ignorants putain, tu le sais et je le sais”

  2. “Too kind”, you say? Perhaps, if I knew French like you and Sop, I could spice it up a bit – or, if you were so inclined, you could translate.

  3. Alan may have a sense of humor but does he know anything about law? His headline misleadingly suggests that State Farm has subpoenaed Dickie, the person, in jail while the subpoena is for documents and was not even served to any attorney for Dickie.

  4. Best defense is a good offense…..State Farm knows the Dickie-defense (or Mississippi Shakedown) is their strongest play……multiple defenses in those documents, not just the counterclaim, necessary for the appeal….and a screenplay too….

    I love the subpoena addressed to the Ashland Federal Correctional Instituiton…..great stunt…

    will Dickie be a witness?…will he be brought in like Hannibal Lecter….love your suit…..

    I can’t wait for the trial….should block out my calendar….road trip.

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