As iMediaEthics previously reported, Ohio judge Shirley Strickland Saffold filed a $50 million lawsuit after the Cleveland Plain Dealer outed her e-mail address as behind the anonymous commenter, “lawmiss.”
Saffold “dropped” the lawsuit after agreeing to “an undisclosed financial settlement with an affiliated company that runs the publication’s website,” the Associated Press reported.
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Saffold’s username “lawmiss” critically commented on an article about a case she was to hear. As a result of the outing, Saffold was removed from the case.