Judge files $50 million lawsuit against Plain Dealer in anonymous comments case

Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold and her daughter charge that the Plain Dealer released confidential information that violated the site's privacy policy. The paper reported on March 26 that inflammatory anonymous comments posted on its Web site about serial killings suspect were traced to the judge's personal AOL e-mail account. The judge says her daughter posted them.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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