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Former Attorney Advocates for Strong Workforce

by Slim Smith

Dickie Scruggs became one of the nation’s most successful plaintiff lawyers through his prosecution of big tobacco and asbestos industries, becoming a multimillionaire in the process. Curtis Wilkie’s 2010 book, “The Fall of the House of Zeus,” chronicled the Oxford attorney’s staggering fall as the result of a judicial bribery scandal that sent both Scruggs, and his son, Zach, to prison and stripped them of their right to practice law.

The book is a cautionary tale of greed and hubris.

Now, two years after the elder Scruggs was released from federal prison in Kentucky, the father and son are writing a story of a different sort.

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