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Scruggs news: US v. $425K (the Peters fee case) resolved with $280K paid to Roberts Wilson

Recall that the first substantial public evidence that Ed Peters had “come in” and become to some degree a government witness was a forfeiture action filed between Christmas and New Years in 2008, in which the Government alleged that he had surrendered to them $425,000 that remained of his million dollar fee for helping […]

Roberts Wilson buys a law office on the Square…

Paul Quinn reported in yesterday’s Oxford Enterprise (not available online??):

Just a few months after finally reaching a settlement with Dickie Scruggs in a lawsuit stretching back 15 years, attorney William Roberts Wilson has moved into the office space that once housed his nemesis’ law firm on Oxford’s Square.

“Ever since watching ‘Intruder in […]

Wilson files expert reports explaining what he thought Scruggs owed him and why

There’s been an interesting document dump for folks interested in understanding the ins-and-outs of the Wilson v. Scruggs litigation, one that, given recent settlements, I was wondering if we’d ever get to see.  What we got today were expert reports from Wilson’s side about how they would have calculated Wilson’s damages, from both his […]

Judge Aycock may bow out of Wilson v. Scruggs

Judge Aycock has filed a notice that she will disqualify herself in Wilson v. Scruggs unless all parties waive her continuing in the case by October 2nd.  Recall that Judge Biggers has recused himself because he’s considering sealed motions in Scruggs I. Judge Aycock explains her action in the notice:

Judge Aycock’s Courtroom Deputy, […]

Clarion Ledger story about the fight over who gets Ed Peter’s fee from Scruggs

Jerry Mitchell has a story this morning about the fight over the remaining balance of the fee paid by Scruggs to Ed Peters.  Peters paid it over to the government, and Roberts Wilson is saying it is rightfully his.  The government is trying to hold on to it.  The story seems to just describe […]

From the DeLaughter change of plea hearing

This morning, Bobby DeLaughter submitted his resignation to Governor Barbour as a circuit judge.  This afternoon, he entered a guilty plea to obstruction of justice under a plea agreement that (if the judge accepts it) puts him in jail for 18 months and does not require that he cooperate.

The real drama at the […]

Ed Peters denies pretty much everything.

Ed Peters has answered the Wilson v. Scruggs case that was filed in the Northern District of Mississippi, in which Roberts Wilson sued Scruggs and his lawyers (including Peters) for conspiring to bribe Judge DeLaughter to cheat him in the case that had been before Judge DeLaughter.

The most interesting thing in Ed […]

Wilson responds to Government motion to strike his claim to Ed Peter’s ill gotten gains

Roberts Wilson has filed a response to the Government’s motion to strike his claim on what remains of the fee Ed Peters was paid for improperly influencing Judge DeLaughter.

Between Christmas and New Year, the Government filed an suit stating that Ed Peters had surrendered $425K in cash that remained after taxes and market […]