Monday, February 6, 2017

Madison County pays Warnock $550,000

The Madison County Board of Supervisors paid $550,000 to Rudy Warnock as part of a settlement agreement. The settlement appears to close the book on a relationship that brought much controversy to Madison County as well as a great deal of money to the engineer.  The relationship changed after three new supervisors were elected to the board and voted to terminate the relationship with Mr. Warnock and his firm once they assumed office.  The settlement agreement is posted below. 


Mr. Warnock filed a complaint against his former client in U.S. District Court in 2016 as he claimed the county owed him $1.448 million.  Madison County said "we see you one lawsuit and raise you one lawsuit" as it sued Mr. Warnock and his firm in Madison County Circuit Court as well.  That lawsuit was removed to federal court.  Mr. Warnock sued Madison County as well as County Engineer Dan Gaillet and all five Supervisors in their official and individual capacities.   He claimed the county owed him payment on "35 construction projects".  Mr. Warnock also claimed some of the plans and other engineering designs were copyrighted materials and refused to release them to the county.  He applied for copyright protection for the designs.

Madison County argued that the engineer knew his contract would end when the term expired and that he had a duty to cooperate with the incoming engineer to ensure a smooth transition. Madison County argued there was no federal jurisdiction over Mr. Warnock's claims.  The complaint states that Madison County owes no money to Warnock & Associates and that if anything, the engineering firm owes money to the county for "overpayments" for "work billed but not performed and/or overbilled." Earlier post with copy of lawsuits

There was a whole bunch of discovery and legal skirmishing that took place but in the end, the two sides settled the case.  Mr. Warnock agreed to provide copies of "all engineering documents" in his possession for Madison County projects. Madison County wired the money to Warnock attorney Dorsey Carson on January 3, 2017. 
  





11 comments:

Anonymous said...

your tax dollars at work--

Anonymous said...

I dunno, saved the county $800k. Gotta be happy with tajt

Anonymous said...

Good Riddance unless Steen et al try to bring him back. Word is Rudy is soaking Canton Municipal Utilities now (accompanied by Carson) of course.

Anonymous said...

AND AFTER HE GOT FIRED HE WENT TO WORK FOR CANTON......GO FIGURE!!!

Anonymous said...

someone doesn't get out much... didn't this happen a few months ago. And If my memory is right I believe CMU also fired Rudy a couple of months ago.

Kingfish said...

Rudy issued a press release in mid-December and it was posted here. The rest of the media followed suit. However, this post reports the payment was actually made and the actual settlement agreement, not a press release.

Anonymous said...

Ah, my bad Kingfish, I get what you're saying now.

Anonymous said...

@10:55 Rudy has been the city engineer for canton (this time) since 2013 and still currently is.

Anonymous said...

I get out quite a bit. Enough to know that Rudy still has unpaid bills hanging out there on the desks at CMU. He will soak them after termination just like he did Madison County.

He and Carson can sit down over bourbon and come up with fifty bills in the course of an hour and a half. Or, Rudy does still have a driver who chauffeurs his crowd of superior intellects around the area while they sip on the finest.

Anonymous said...

I saw Dorsey buying some new suits and a new car....he made sure to get have Madi$on engraved on the inside of the coat packets and he is thinking of getting a car tag that says "Madi$on"

He just made so much damn money.....

Anonymous said...

A Mississippi Grown Con Artist with a License. When will people learn?

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