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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:07 AM

After $400K in attorney fees, Missouri governor hires new lawyer in Confide lawsuit

A Jefferson City attorney will now handle the case stemming from alleged misconduct by former Gov. Eric Greitens.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has brought on a new private attorney to represent his office in litigation dating back to his predecessor over the use of an app that automatically deletes text messages after they’ve been read.

Scott Pool, a Jefferson City attorney, will take over for the Bryan Cave law firm, which since 2018 has been paid more than $400,000 to defend the state in a lawsuit over former Gov. Eric Greitens’ use of the self-destructing text message app Confide.

According to a letter obtained by The Independent authorizing him to bill the state’s legal defense fund, Pool will be paid $140 an hour for his work.

Pool and another attorney at his firm, Adam Herrmann, notified Missouri’s Western District Court of Appeals that they were representing the governor’s office on July 1. The court has yet to schedule the case for arguments.

Read more: https://missouriindependent.com/2021/07/19/after-400k-in-attorney-fees-missouri-governor-hires-new-lawyer-in-confide-lawsuit/

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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:16 AM

1. Why are they always able

to get away with things?

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