JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Nov. 22 unanimously affirmed a trial court judge's decisions to require a plaintiff company to pay $1.5 million as a sanction for its refusal to produce information about its relationship with a fact witness and dismiss the company's claims against defendant Jeffrey D. Frisby for ex parte communications a former plaintiff's attorney had with a judge who had presided over the case (Eaton Corp., et al. v. Jeffrey D. Frisby, et al., No. 2011-CA-00019-SCT, Miss. Sup.; 2013 Miss. LEXIS 596).