Claims News Service, Dec. 5, 11:15 a.m. EST — Mississippi attorney Richard Scruggs, besieged by litigation ranging from contempt of court to federal bribery charges, has withdrawn his law firm from further pursuing Gulf Coast insurers on charges of allegedly failing to pay claims stemming from Hurricane Katrina.

A letter was posted on Scruggs’ web site that was sent to the firm’s clients informing them that the Scruggs Law Firm in North Mississippi was facing criminal charges. The letter was signed by Don Barrett, Barrett Law Office, David H. Nutt, Nutt & McAlister, and Dewitt Lovelace, Lovelace Law Firm.

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