Monday, January 3, 2011

UPDATE: Judge No Longer 'Suits' Plain Dealer

The Plain Dealer is headquartered on the edge ...Image via WikipediaCuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold and her daughter have ended their invasion of privacy suit against Advance Internet, an affiliate of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, over the publisher's Internet "outing" of pseudonymous comments by Saffold's daughter from the judge's computer regarding an ongoing murder trial. (See "TUOL" posts 4/8/10 & 3/26/10).

Associated Press reports that the judge reached an undisclosed financial settlement of a $50 million suit filed after the publication identified anonymous comments posted by lawmiss. Several of the comments traced to Judge Saffold's computer concerned Anthony Sowell, who is accused of the serial killing of 11 women.The resolution purportedly involves a charitable donation made by Advance on the judge's behalf.

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