This story by Anita Lee of the Biloxi Sun Herald and this story by Joseph Treaster of the New York Times are the best I’ve seen on Friday’s ruling by Judge Senter: chock full of facts and details. If you want my take, look up my post from Friday, where I have a link to the eight-page opinion.
And, in other news, Dickie Scruggs and other members of his legal team stand to pocket some $46 million as part of State Farm’s settlement of 600-plus filed cases, and the class action settlement Senter rejected Friday. The story I linked to, by Michael Kunzelman, of the Associated Press, quotes Scruggs as saying: "It was never about the money for me, this litigation." For some reason I can’t quite put my finger on, that quote reminds me of a friend I had some time back who, every time he heard the line "it’s not about the money," would say, "right, it’s about what the money can buy."