Here in an old post is a brief mention of the newly appointed SRHS Trustee Scott Taylor in the context of his advising Dickie Scruggs. As far as I could find it is the only prior mention of Scott Taylor on Slabbed. Who may well be all that John McKay thinks he is. The past association with the Scruggs firm (Scruggs, Millette, Bozeman and Dent) is not exactly a secret, and it was mentioned in the recent Sun Herald coverage of Taylor’s appointment by John McKay.
Taylor, a Mississippi College Law School graduate in 1992, managed asbestos claims for the law firm Scruggs, Millette, Bozeman and Dent in Pascagoula from 1994-2000. He ran his own practice from 2000-2003. He was previously employed at the John M. Deakle Law Firm in Hattiesburg, and Langston, Frazier & Sweet in Jackson.
Some Slabbed readers may be surprised to learn that the Scruggs firm was representing Kwajalein Island landowners in treaty negotiations with the US government in 2000.
Marshall Islanders Want Big Bucks For More Missile Tests
by Giff Johnson
Majiro (AFP) February 24, 2000 – Marshall Islanders seeking a vast increase in US payments for using a test range central to Washington’s plans for a national missile defense system have hired a high-profile US law firm to get them a “better deal.”
Senator Ataji Balos, who represents Kwajalein Atoll home to a major US missile test range, announced Thursday that Kwajalein landowners have hired the law firm of Mississippi-based Richard F. Scruggs. Continue reading: Tower of Babble – USA v Delaughter and Wilson v Scruggs in Slabbed’s archives.