There is an interesting lawsuit filed over Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold who is suing the Plain Dealer over disclosing her identity and that of her daughter after the posted anonymous comments on articles. They are seeking $25 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages for alleged breach of contract and invasion of privacy. Her lawyer admitted that the judge may indeed have posted under the pseudonym “Lawmiss.”
Some of these comments dealt with a case before her involving alleged serial killer Anthony Sowell. His defense team demanded that Saffold recuse herself and she refused. In the hearing, Saffold said that Sowell’s attorney, Rufus Sims, was “the only person in this room calling me a liar.”
She is alleging breach of contract and invasion of privacy by not honoring the alleged assurance of anonymity.
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