Indicted Mississippi attorney Richard Scruggs and his law firm have stopped representing clients in disputes with insurers over Hurricane Katrina claims, it was announced last night.

The action follows last Wednesday’s federal indictment of Mr. Scruggs, his son Zachary and three associates for allegedly attempting to bribe a judge in an effort to fix the outcome of a dispute over $26.5 million in legal fees.

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