In a previous case, Judge Breland Hilburn’s handling of the case was lambasted by District Judge David Folsom. . Hilburn was overseeing the case of Wilson v. Scruggs in Hinds County Circuit Court where Roberts Wilson was suing Dick Scruggs over a fee dispute in asbestos litigation.
Wilson, feeling that he couldn’t get a fair shake by Hilburn, filed suit in federal court. The Federal District Court agreed, finding some of the same hallmarks in the Singing River litigation:
This is a complex case and it does factor into Singing River. To quote the legendary commenter Nunn Yabidnez, who back in April opined, “Mississippi is a fairly small legal pond, so there will be overlap, but this is getting a bit ridiculous.”