Provost-Umphreys Group Settlement
A settlement has been reached in the Provost-Umphreys Group/RICO case (RICO stands for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act), originally filed in Mississippi in June 2007. The majority of the claims are individual cases and other "Scruggs" cases leftover after his disqualification.
Approximately 19% of the claims are from the Glenda Show’s RICO case which was dismissed as part of this settlement. The baseless RICO claims have been dismissed and the underlying contract claims are in the process of being settled.
Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’s legal team announced its filing of a federal racketeering lawsuit against State Farm on June 20, 2007. The complaint alleged that defendants collaborated to defraud plaintiffs from rightfully owed insurance benefits
The suit alleged claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act). The RICO statute is intended to combat systematic criminal enterprises by allowing victims to recover three times their damages.
State Farm® tries to resolve any disputes with our policyholders and we are pleased we were able to do so here. We are satisfied with the outcome of this case, but at plaintiffs' (the insureds') request, we’re not discussing the settlement amounts.