Romolo Versaci , an elderly Schenectady (NY) lawyer, has filed a $100,000 defamation suit
against Diane C. Richie, an unemployed social worker and widow with two children.
Versaci claims — and Richie admits — that she called him a “so-called attorney” on a
SchenectadyNY.info message board. [read the rest of this story here]
- Romolo Versaci , an elderly Schenectady (NY) lawyer, has filed a $100,000 defamation suit
what would Kobayashi Issa think of all this?
on the day of departure, too
the widow goose
accusing the pine
translated by David G. Lanoue
Update (Aug. 30, 2004): At Notes from the (Legal) Underground, straight-shooter Evan Schaffer has weighed in, with a rather telling headline: “But Make No Mistake: The So-Called Attorney Is a Real-Life, Lawsuit-Wielding, Good-for-Nothing Bully (IMHO),” and a raft of Comments.
- On Sunday, Federalist #84, of the Crime & Federalism weblog, entered the fray, with a post entitled, Why Don’t You Sue Me, Tough Guy . In addition to agreeing to accept process at his L.A. law office, Fed. 84 says, “Way to carry the torch, Versaci. Way to highlight for all the United States that lawyers are good people, not sharks.”
- Albany, NY, appellate lawyer, Matthew Lerner covers this tale at his weblog, New York Civil Law. Thanks back at ya, Matthew.
- And Kevin Heller mentions it, and our understandilbly indescribable website, at The Blawg Channel.