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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 but said other parts of ...

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OUR VIEW: ‘King of Torts’ has finally abdicated

Dickie Scruggs’ drama is finally over. The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal from the former attorney who earned the nickname “King of Torts” and amassed a fortune from the tobacco-related lawsuits in the 1990s. Scruggs, who practiced out of Oxford, pleaded guilty to trying to influence a Mississippi judge back in 2009. Scruggs offered to ...

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Federal prosecutor’s memoir highlights his law and order career

Retired federal prosecutor John Hailman’s book “From Midnight to Guntown” is a page-turning, tell-all of some of the U.S. Attorney Office’s best-known as well as obscure cases in North Mississippi from bank robbers to corrupt supervisors. With twisty plots and colorful characters reminiscent of a John Grisham thriller, Hailman offers a candid and captivating perspective on 30 years of federal ...

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The Curtis Wilkie Tapes (UPDATED)

By Stephen McDill RAYMOND- Veteran political journalist and author Curtis Wilkie spoke to honors students at Hinds Community College on Wednesday, regaling them with stories from the many political trails he has traveled in his long career- from Jimmy Carter to John McCain. The Greenville native’s newest book “The Fall of the House of Zeus” details the self-destruction of billionaire ...

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