Scruggs’ former partner wants to revive dispute

For William Roberts Wilson, disagreeing with fellow trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has caused a nuisance that has lasted 14 years — and counting.

With the recent confession of one of Scruggs’ attorneys that he attempted to bribe the judge presiding over Wilson’s attorneys fees dispute with Scruggs, several issues have risen that will keep the arguments alive well past the 2007 settling of the case.

Wilson attorney Charles Merkel said a few options are being discussed for the suit, filed in 1994.

“There are new developments everyday,” Merkel said. “We want to know all of the facts before we act precipitously with only half of the knowledge.”

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