Alison Grant with the Plain Dealer (Cleveland newspaper) reported last week on two lawsuits recently filed against Eaton Corporation related to the Eaton v. Frisby litigation in Hinds County.

The North Carolina Antitrust Case

The first case is an antitrust case filed by Frisby (now called Triumph Actuation Systems) in North Carolina on February 1.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger retired effective the end of 2011. Former Jackson City Councilman Jeff Weill was elected to replace Judge Yerger and inherited his docket.

On January 4, 2011–-the day of Judge Weill’s investiture—Eaton Corporation moved to have Judge Weill recuse himself from the Eaton v. Frisby case. Eaton filed its motion under seal

Perhaps the biggest legal development of the year in Mississippi happened today during what is usually the quietest weeks of the year for lawyers and the judiciary.

Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Yerger unsealed an opinion today dismissing Eaton Corporation’s case against Frisby due to Eaton’s hiring Ed Peters to improperly influence Judge Bobby DeLaughter

Surprise, surprise! After seven months, the DOJ denied my appeal seeking disclosure of Ed Peters’ immunity deal with the government. Here is the letter denying the appeal.

Previous posts about DOJ’s refusal to disclose Peters’ immunity deal are here, here, here, and here

In the last of the above-linked posts

You can ask Madison-Rankin DA Michael Guest one question—what would it be? If you’re like me, it would be why hasn’t he prosecuted Ed Peters for conspiring to bribe Bobby DeLaughter?

But if you’re Clarion-Ledger columnist Sid Salter, it would be questions like “what’s your favorite color?” Here is Salter’s Sunday morning with Michael Guest. Questions included

Saturday’s Clarion-Ledger ran this article on the Eaton v. Frisby case, focusing on the fact that most pleadings in the case are being filed under seal. When I looked at the file a few months ago there was no legitimate justification for sealing nearly the entire court file. Eaton—the party that hired Ed Peters—is behind all the sealed

The book Kings of Tortby Alan Lange and Tom Dawson, appears to disclose the terms of Ed Peters’ immunity deal with the government.

On page 199, the book states that in exchange for immunity, “Peters would surrender his law license, resign from the bar permanently, and forfeit all monies received from Scruggs and