Garrido v. Bambauer

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Correspondence

Date: 

01/16/2008

Status: 

Pending

Location: 

Michigan

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Derek Bambauer, a law professor and legal blogger, wrote a series of posts about the Garrido v. Krasnansky case on the blog Info/Law. In one of the posts, Bambauer expressed an unflattering opinion about Ms. Garrido, who... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Derek Bambauer

Type of Party: 

Individual

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Vermont

Location of Party: 

  • Michigan

Legal Counsel: 

Derek Bambauer (Pro Se - he is a lawyer)
Description

Derek Bambauer, a law professor and legal blogger, wrote a series of posts about the Garrido v. Krasnansky case on the blog Info/Law. In one of the posts, Bambauer expressed an unflattering opinion about Ms. Garrido, who had obtained an order from a Vermont family court judge requiring her husband to remove posts about her and their marriage from his blog, LookAtMyPugs's Jurnull. On January 16, 2008, Garrido, acting through her lawyer, sent Bambauer a cease-and-desist letter, in which she demanded that he remove the unflattering statement about her.

Bambauer refused to remove the statement. Instead, he explained in a parenthetical that Garrido's attorney disputed his opinion and posted a link to the letter. Garrido's attorney then faxed a letter to Dean Frank Wu of Wayne State University School of Law, the law school where Bambauer teaches. The second letter claimed that Bambauer's statement was "inappropriate and quite possibly defamatory" and requested Wu's assistance in getting Bambauer to remove it.

Bambauer has not removed the statement from his blog and has indicated that Dean Wu is "strongly supportive" of him on this issue. Ellwood has not taken any legal action on the matter.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Blog

Subject Area: 

  • Defamation
Court Information & Documents
CMLP Information (Private)

CMLP Notes: 

Status checked on 6/4/2008, no new information (AAB)