Indicted Mississippi attorney Richard Scruggs and his law firmhave stopped representing clients in disputes with insurers overHurricane Katrina claims, it was announced last week.

The action follows last month's federal indictment of Mr.Scruggs, his son Zachary and three associates for allegedlyattempting to bribe a judge in an effort to fix the outcome of adispute over $26.5 million in legal fees.

Notice of the move came in a letter and a Web site posting thatwas signed by three attorneys not part of the Scruggs Law Firm, butwho are members of the Scruggs Katrina Group--a combine of lawyersthat has filed hundreds of suits arising from disputes overwind-versus-water claims involving homes damaged in the 2005hurricane.

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