OXFORD – Roberts Wilson Jr.’s multi-million-dollar lawsuit against imprisoned ex-attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has come to an end – it’s been settled, Wilson’s attorney, Charlie Merkel of Clarksdale tells the Daily Journal.
Wilson sued Scruggs and others, accusing them of not paying what he was owed years ago for his part in national asbestos litigation. He also claimed they owed him for using his fees to bankroll other national lawsuits, which yielded mega-fees for the attorneys involved.
Today’s revelation relates to an settlement with Scruggs, his son Zach and various companies they owned. The amount is confidential, said Merkel.
Wilson, formerly of Jackson, lives in Alabama and last summer attended the guilty-plea hearing for former Hinds circuit judge Bobby DeLaughter, who insists he was never bribed when he presided over the original Wilson v. Scruggs lawsuit in Hinds County.
Friday, DeLaughter will be sentenced to prison for admitting he lied to the FBI when they investigated his relationship with Scruggs in the lawsuit.
For more read Friday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.
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