Haberman v. Rhoad

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Lawsuit

Date: 

08/23/2006

Status: 

Pending

Location: 

Florida

Disposition: 

Injunction Issued

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Kristen Rhoad posted statements on her blog accusing her ex-husband Phil Haberman of abuse and of falsifying his military experience. Sometime in 2006, Haberman sued Rhoad to have the blog removed after the postings were noted in other blogs and newspapers. The... read full description
Parties

Party Issuing Legal Threat: 

Phil Haberman

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Kristen Rhoad

Type of Party: 

Individual

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Florida

Location of Party: 

  • Nevada

Legal Counsel: 

Pro se (at time of injunction); Stanley Marabel
Description

Kristen Rhoad posted statements on her blog accusing her ex-husband Phil Haberman of abuse and of falsifying his military experience. Sometime in 2006, Haberman sued Rhoad to have the blog removed after the postings were noted in other blogs and newspapers. The complaint alleged that Rhoad's comments constituted cyberstalking under Florida law (Fla. Stat. Ā§ 784.048(d)).

In September 2006, the court issued an injunction, barring Rhoad from contacting Haberman, and additionally ordering her to remove all blogs relating to, and to cease posting about, him. Florida officials apparently threatend to extradite her and charge her with contempt of court if she did not take down the blog. The blog is no longer active.

Update:

9/7/07 - Defendant filed a motion for relief from the injunction. Rhoad has stated that the judge thus far has refused to hear the motion as of 01/15/08.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Blog

Subject Area: 

  • Cyberstalking
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Florida

Source of Law: 

  • Florida

Court Name: 

Florida Circuit Court, Sarasota County

Court Type: 

State

Case Number: 

2006 DR 007754 SC

Relevant Documents: 

CMLP Information (Private)

Threat Source: 

MLRC

CMLP Notes: 

to do: see if still pending

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