“[Wilke’s]… story is particularly tough on Oxford plaintiffs lawyer Grady Tollison, portrayed as jealous of Scruggs, who horns in on Tollison’s perceived primacy on the Square.And on Lackey, who delights in the federal yoke when he’s doing the FBI’s bidding to snare Scruggs, but turns eccentric and bitter as the story winds down, despite the accolades that come his way for his role.”
“It seems we may have a situation where a trial judge engaged in earwigging with the attorney(s) for the plaintiff in the Jones v. Scruggs case. Evidence of the earwigging is found in the fact of the very unusual ore tenus motion whereby the judge entered an order sealing the file of the case from all the world open to be unsealed in the sole discretion of the attorney who filed the case.”
“I’m one of the lawyers collecting contributions toward this dinner, which will also include a retirement gift to Judge Lackey…”
“I have to say, I am looking forward to Patsy’s review. She asked Tom and I some really off the wall questions for which she had no sourcing for Kings of Tort. She also committed that she would treat Wilkie’s book exactly the same way. It will be interesting to see if she does.
Thank goodness I recorded our conversation.”
“I’ve read Curtis Wilkie’s book, and have posted a bit about it, but was holding fire till we got close to the publication date (for starters, I thought that was a condition of sending me the book). Stuff is starting to come out, and I’m going to start to post about it.”
“They range from aggressively calculating or naively stupid to ruthless power-lovers.”