Posts Tagged ‘Bobby DeLaughter’

Eaton, Triumph settle lawsuit that brought down a judge

JACKSON — Power management company Eaton Corp. will pay $147.5 million to settle a long-running trade secret dispute with aerospace firm Triumph Group that exploded into scandal after Eaton lawyers paid to improperly influence an ex-Mississippi state judge who eventually served prison time. The joint settlement announcement yesterday by the companies covered the monetary terms […] [...]

Dickie Scruggs goes to halfway house to await release

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has been moved to a halfway house in Montgomery, Ala., as he awaits release after serving time in a federal prison for a judicial corruption conviction. The 67-year-old Scruggs was sentenced to seven years in 2009 for allegedly influencing former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter […] [...]

Court will not rehear Eaton-Frisby trade secrets case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined a request from Eaton Corp. to take another look at its appeal of trade secrets lawsuit against a rival, Frisby Aerospace. Last November, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld a Hinds County judge’s ruling that Eaton knew about and sanctioned secret actions that attorney Ed […] [...]

Court dismisses Eaton’s claims involving Peters, DeLaughter

JACKSON — The Supreme Court of Mississippi, in a unanimous en banc decision, has affirmed the dismissal with prejudice of all of Eaton’s claims against the Triumph Group Inc, its subsidiary, Triumph Actuation Systems LLC and certain employees, according to Triumph. In upholding the dismissal, the Court concluded that the evidence clearly and convincingly showed […] [...]

Indictments against former Eaton engineers dropped

JACKSON — Federal prosecutors in Mississippi have dropped criminal cases against five aerospace engineers who had been accused of stealing trade secrets. Senior U.S. District Judge William Barbour dismissed indictments against the men Wednesday. The charges of taking trade secrets from Eaton Corp. when they left to go to work for what is now called […] [...]

Bill seeks to add clarity to existing Trade Secrets Act

As part of his business reform legislation bundle, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is proposing some additional language to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in the hopes of expanding protections for businesses in the event they find themselves in litigation in which some or all of their trade secrets are publicly exposed. “We have been […] [...]

Search For Delaughter’s Replacement Begins

by Published: August 10,2009

Tags: Bobby DeLaughter, Circuit Court, Haley Barbour, JACKSON

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to replace Circuit Court Judge Bobby DeLaughter of the Seventh Judicial District, Sub-district 4. DeLaughter, whose district includes portions of Hinds County, notified Barbour of his resignation, which was effective July 30. DeLaughter has pled guilty to obstruction of justice charges, and […] [...]

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