Judge to appoint 'master' to oversee Mamtek suit

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 3:52 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — A Cole County judge will appoint a special master to oversee a lawsuit stemming from the collapse of a proposed artificial sweetener plant in Moberly.

Judge Patricia Joyce said after a hearing Monday that she did not have time to oversee the case as it becomes more complex.

A special master handles legal and technical issues and advises the judge on the case.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Monday's hearing involved a lawsuit pitting Shelter Insurance Co. against the banking firm Morgan Keegan, which was the bond underwriter on the project.

Shelter Insurance alleges in the lawsuit that the Mamtek project was sold on misleading information provided largely by Morgan Keegan.

It's one of more than a dozen civil cases filed after the project collapsed.

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