Miss. high court to hear arguments in Eaton case

The Eaton Corp. goes before the Mississippi Supreme Court on Aug. 5 seeking reinstatement of its $1 billion trade secrets lawsuit filed against a rival, Frisby Aerospace.

A Hinds County judge in 2010 threw out the case, saying Eaton knew about and sanctioned secret actions that attorney Ed Peters took to influence former judge Bobby DeLaughter, who was the initial judge on the case.

Frisby attorneys argued that Peters worked behind the scenes to influence DeLaughter and give Eaton an unfair advantage in the civil case.