by Michael Bersin, Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 01:28:49 PM EST
I wonder if there was a settlement conference that didn't go so well.
I read this item....
Suit alleges illegal destruction of state e-mails
By Jo Mannies
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
...The suit includes allegations about a meeting convened last summer by Blunt's general counsel at the time, Henry Herschel. At the meeting, the suit contends, Herschel told lawyers for all departments under the governor that e-mails about state business "would not have to be turned over in response to Sunshine Law requests if they were destroyed and not retained."
The suit also contends that Blunt's chief of staff at the time, Ed Martin, ordered all staff members to make sure they were deleting e-mails. Martin and other top Blunt aides also are accused of orchestrating the destruction of the state's computer backup system for such e-mails.
...then found this:
0816-CV00118 - SCOTT ECKERSLEY V MATTHEW ROY BLUNT ET AL
I called the office of the filing attorney in Springfield, but he was out. Then I contacted a few other sources and found out that the lawsuit was on file at the Jackson County Court Annex in Independence. I decided to drive there to get a copy.