About the Book
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.
About the Authors
Alan Lange is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and 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.
About the Publisher
Pediment publishing is based in Battle Ground, Washington and publishes a wide range of books often partnering with newspapers and other media organizations for non fiction, compilation publications of all types. In 2008, Pediment published “Boo: A Life In Baseball Well Lived” documenting the storied career of Mississippi-born, Boston Red Sox great Boo Ferris. That book was written by Clarion Ledger sports columnist Rick Cleveland with a foreword by best selling author John Grisham. More information about Pediment can be found at http://www.pediment.com.