The United States Supreme Court has stated that there is “no constitutional value in false statements of fact.” Gertz V. Robert Welch, Inc.. 418 U.S. 323,338, 94 S.Ct. 2997,41 L.Ed.2d 789 (1974).
I am pleased to announce I have settled a defamation lawsuit against James Schifrin, the writer, publisher, and owner, of the Ohio based Whistleblower Newswire Internet news website.
The confidential settlement ends the case I filed on June 1, 2016 in Ohio’s Hamilton County Court, Common Pleas, after I had learned that Mr. Schifrin, a total stranger, had published heinous false statements concerning me where he had relied upon a malignant and desperate third-party source.
“James Schifrin as publisher of the Whistleblower Newswire, published an article in my August 1, 2015 Edition that made certain statements and innuendos about Marinka Peschmann that were false and defamatory.” Mr. Schifrin wrote in part and published on April 19, “Ms. Peschmann has provided to me documentation refuting these statements and I regret that I relied upon information I obtained from a third party online when publishing these things about her. I regret that this occurred. I had no personal factual basis to include these false statements in the August 1, 2015 edition and I fully retract them… I sincerely apologize to Ms. Peschmann for making these false statements.”
Update: Enquirer editorial board, “It’s time to retire Judge Ruehlman,” Cincinnati Enquirer, October 31, 2016
Ruehlman has been in the news a lot this year, and not in a good way. His rulings have been strongly criticized by two higher courts, and now concerns have arisen about his criticism of alleged rape victims.
The Ohio Supreme Court told Ruehlman to butt out of a case involving disbarred former attorney Stan Chesley, saying the judge “repeatedly acted to shield Chesley and his assets from creditors, despite a patent lack of jurisdiction.” The First District Court of Appeals used such words as “remarkable,” “brazen” and “shaky” in overturning another of his rulings.It’s time to retire Judge Ruehlman
Despite all that Judge Ruehlman was re-elected and remains on the bench.