Judge says Eaton had ‘blatant disregard’ for producing documents to Mississippi court

Eaton has engaged in a fraudulent scheme and extensive cover-up of past and ongoing lawyer misdeeds in a fierce eight-year court battle with a business rival, a Mississippi judge said.

Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill Sr. wrote in a 123-page opinion and order issued late Wednesday (read entire opinion in document reader at bottom of story) that hundreds of documents turned over by Eaton in recent months should have been produced more than two years ago.

Weill — echoing words that a previous judge used when throwing out Eaton’s $1 billion lawsuit against competitor Frisby Aerospace and six Frisby engineers in December 2010 — said that Eaton’s “fraud upon the court” has not gone away.

The Plain Dealer