Jones, Funderburg moves for court control of disputed attorney fees, amends complaint against Scruggs to allege bribery of judge

A couple days after the breaking of the Scruggs scandal, it occurred to me that the Jones, Funderburg firm might move to amend the complaint in Jones v. Scruggs to encompass the new judicial bribery allegations.  And now I see they have.  Plus more — a motion for the court to take control of all attorney fees coming into the entity formerly known as the Scruggs Katrina Group.

Click here to see the motion for court ordered control of "all attorney fees brought into the Scruggs Katrina Group . . . before January 2007 and subsequent to January 2007."

Click here to see a copy of the motion to amend the complaint.

Click here to see a copy of the amended complaint

I don’t have time right now to give you a full run down on what all these say right now, but look for a new subhead in the complaint: "The Improper Conduct Reached New Heights — Attempted Bribery of a Judge."  Instead of alleging breach of contract as the first claim, the new complaint alleges the contract is void, and also alleges as a new claim that defendants intentionally interfered with the exercise of constitutional, statutory and common law rights.  The other claims are still in there: tortious bad faith, breach of fiduciary duties, usurpation, conversion, interference with prospective business advantage, fraud, constructive trust, conspiracy, unconscionability, punitive damages.  Everything except piracy on the high seas and RICO. 

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