1. “You Can Marry in Malta, But You Can’t Divorce”-May 28, 2011
The Maltese voted 53% in favour of legalizing divorce in Malta. Philippines remains the only country in the world that does not permit divorce.
2. “Judge Calls His Stint in Juvenile Court “little prick day” “- April 30, 2011
Judge Fuller of South Dakota has been told that if he does not retire, he will be suspended without pay for six months, followed by a period of probation. If he violates his probation he will be summarily dismissed. HIs normal retirement date would be in 2013.
The Judicial Commission found that his behavior on the bench was both rude and racist and brought the administration of justice into disrepute.
3. “The Twisted World of Courtney Love”- January 22, 2011
Courtney Love was sued by a Texas fashion designer when Ms. Love defamed the designer with a series of libelous tweets on Twitter. Just before the trial was to commence Ms. Love settled the suit, however, her Twitter woes are far from over.
The latest on Ms. Love and her indiscriminate tweeting is another lawsuit for defamation, this one filed by her former lawyers, who she engaged to help her with settling the estate of her late husband Curt Cobain.
Lawyer Rhonda Holmes of San Diego apparently advised Ms. Love to clean up her act and refrain from her ongoing substance abuse. Love was insulted and fired Ms. Holmes, however, later when Love tried to rehire Ms. Holmes, she refused to act for her.
Courtney Love tweeted that her lawyer, Rhonda Holmes, had been “bought off”, and hence, the new lawsuit.
4. “Lovelorn Sue Match.com”- January 20, 2011
Match.com is one of the largest American internet dating sites and one of the most financially successful. While the company is currently dealing with a class action brought by disgruntled clients, as referred to in my story dated January 20, they have a new problem on their hands.
A Los Angeles client of Match.com has sued the company in April 2011 after she was sexually assaulted by a date set up by Match.com. When the victim investigated the man’s background, she found he had a record for sexual battery. The woman is seeking an injunction forbidding Match.com to sign up any new members pending a change in their screening process.
Match.com has announced they will now begin screening their clients for criminal records.
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang