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With over 200 individual fact citations into over 100 different sources, Kings of Tort has been impeccably researched. It used primary sources like the highly acclaimed book by Michael Orey entitled Assuming the Risk and Dan Zegart's book Civil Warriors. The book has also sourced information via articles from publications and media outlets such as the Clarion Ledger, the Sun Herald, the Northeast MS Daily Journal, WLBT, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Los ...
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Overview

With over 200 individual fact citations into over 100 different sources, Kings of Tort has been impeccably researched. It used primary sources like the highly acclaimed book by Michael Orey entitled Assuming the Risk and Dan Zegart's book Civil Warriors. The book has also sourced information via articles from publications and media outlets such as the Clarion Ledger, the Sun Herald, the Northeast MS Daily Journal, WLBT, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, PBS Frontline and Vanity Fair. That research has been supplemented with interviews and perspective from those on all sides of this complicated story. All that were significantly involved in this story were invited in writing to participate. Most notably, Dickie Scruggs, Paul Minor, former Attorney General Mike Moore and Attorney General Jim Hood all declined (either directly or through legal counsel) to be interviewed after multiple attempts. Wherever possible, the book used direct quotes and fact references from the legal documents involving all of these cases, which are all made available in the reference area.
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Editorial Reviews

Greater Jackson Business
For their first book, "Kings Of Tort" must be judged a triumph for Lange and Dawson and its rise on the bestseller lists confirms that assesment. Locally, the book has flown off the shelves and Greater Jackson Business predicts national coverage for the book, as well. Surely this book is the best of the season thus far and is mandatory reading—get your copy today.
Meridian Star
For those who read Alan Lange's and Tom Dawson's collaboration chronicling tort magnate Dickie Scruggs' bribery case, "Kings of Tort," they may never look at sweet potatoes in the same light again.
Northside Sun
One minor quibble about Kings of Tort: the text is plagued by a plethora of small usage errors. Pronouns in the wrong case, "effect" consistently used when the authors mean "affect," mistaking $3 million for "3 percent of a billion," when it is actually three tenths of one percent, to cite just a few. These oversights, which any half-awake editor should have caught, clang on the ear of an old English major. But this detracts only minimally from the enjoyment of this definitive account of the facts and chronology of the Scruggs case.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597252928
  • Publisher: Pediment Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/27/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 289
  • Sales rank: 1,129,835
  • File size: 920 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Lange is actively involved in a variety of business and community interests. He is the founder of YallPolitics, one of the largest political interest websites in the Southeast. YallPolitics became ground zero for documenting the Scruggs and Minor scandals. He is also president of Kinetic Staffing, a southeast regional legal and accounting recruiting firm. Along with his wife, Holly, and their sons Ford and Jake, they live in Jackson's Fondren community -- not far from their alma mater, Millsaps College.

Tom Dawson is a 36-year veteran federal prosecutor, having served as a trial attorney with the Department of Justice in Washington, D. C., Associate Independent Counsel and Assistant U.S. Attorney. Since his retirement in January 2009, he has been widely recognized by his peers for his role as lead counsel in the investigation and prosecution of the Scruggs cases. Tom and his wife Susan reside in Oxford, Mississippi.

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