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The Alabama U.S. Attorney’s office said there would be a meeting today to discuss a judge’s order to bring a criminal contempt prosecution against a high-profile attorney, involved in Hurricane Katrina claims battles with State Farm.

“We aware of it [the order against Richard "Dickie" Scruggs and his law firm] and will comment soon,” said Jill Ellis, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Alice Martin in Birmingham. Later Ms. Ellis said at this point the matter is in an investigative stage and there can be no comment until something is filed.

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