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Walter Roche
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Cadden Renews Acquittal Request
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Citing a recent appeals court ruling and repeating charges that prosecutors engaged in widespread misconduct, Barry Cadden, the prime defendant in the probe of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, has renewed his motion for acquittal ...

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NECC June Hearing Canceled
A June 1 federal court hearing on the status of payments to victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been canceled. U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel issued a brief order granting a motion to cancel the scheduled session due to scheduling and other is...

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Attorneys Seek to Cancel Meningitis Court Session
By Walter F. Roche Jr. The lead attorneys for victims of a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak are moving to cancel a hearing scheduled for next week on the status of suits and resolved claims in hundreds of separate suits merged before a federal judge i...

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US Nitrogen Draws 6.4 Million River Gallons
By Walter F. Roche Jr. The volume of water US Nitrogen is drawing from the Nolichucky River jumped dramatically in April with some 6.4 million gallons diverted from the river to the Midway chemical manufacturer's operations. In a report filed with the Tenne...

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TN Clinics Seek Cadden, Ronzio, FDA Testimony
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Charging that the testimony is critical to their defense, Tennessee clinics being sued in the fungal meningitis outbreak are asking a judge to either clarify or amend a prior order delaying depositions of defendants and witnesses in a...

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Pilot Gets 2nd Citation Under Haslam
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Tennessee environmental officials have issued a violation notice for a
Pilot Flying J facility for only the second time since Gov. Bill Haslam,
whose family owns the truck stop firm, took office in early 2011.The notice along with a...

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US Nitrogen Violations Detailed
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Records from the town of Mosheim show US Nitrogen was found in violation of rules for the local water treatment plant on 27 occasions earlier this year and the company was fined $14,700 as a result. The violations were detailed in a l...

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Denial of Cadden's New Trial Motion Urged
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Stating that a federal jury "properly considered overwhelming evidence of his guilt," federal prosecutors today asked a judge to deny Barry Cadden's motion for a new trial on racketeering and mail fraud charges. In a 48-page motion fi...

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Heat Exchanger Rupture Caused USN Acid Release
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Officials of US Nitrogen say that a ruptured heat exchanger caused the accidental release of some 424 pounds of nitric acid, according to a report filed with Tennessee environmental officials. In a two-page letter filed Friday with th...
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