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As you open this issue, Richard Scruggs’ cell door is closing. He is getting acquainted inside a federal prison that will be his new home for the next five years. Scruggs was the lead attorney for policyholders affected by Hurricane Katrina and the most vocal critic of all things anti-concurrent causation, storm surge, and corporate greed (lest we forget tobacco, as well). But in late June 2008, he was brought down in stunning fashion, like so many others these days, for the very thing he purported to fight.

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