November 30, 2007 |
He is a legendary trial lawyer, and one of the richest men in Mississippi. His name graces the music building at his alma mater, Ole Miss. He is the brother-in-law of Republican Sen. Trent Lott, and a friend of the Democratic state attorney general. Attorney Richard F. "Dickie" Scruggs once vowed to use his expertise, stature and money to fight the insurance industry's alleged mishandling of homeowners' claims after Hurricane Katrina. But now he may be fighting for his freedom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1987 |
Doan Lap, a Vietnamese refugee with three children and a high-pressure job at an American bank, found life in the United States to be anything but easy. After escaping from war-torn Saigon in 1975, he worried about mastering English and American customs, about his job as a bank officer and about his two sons turning to gang life. Two years ago, Lap said, things got so bad that his doctor told him he ought to see a psychiatrist because he worried too much.