Judge Settles $50M Suit Against Website for Linking ‘Lawmiss’ Comments to Her E-Mail
A judge has settled a $50 million lawsuit that claimed an Ohio newspaper and its website should not have reported that her e-mail account was the source of anonymous online comments about a serial murder case she had been assigned.
The judge, Shirley Strickland Saffold of Cuyahoga County, dropped her suit against the Cleveland Plain Dealer but reached a settlement with Advance Internet, the website used to publish the paper’s online stories, according to the Associated Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. An online editor had tracked down the e-mail address.
Details of the settlement weren’t revealed, but Saffold said Advance Internet would make a charitable donation in her mother’s name to a church choir.