Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC v. ThumbCo, No. 07-00561 (D. Ariz. filed March 15, 2007).
A company that sponsors auctions of antique cars sued Michigan Probate Court Judge David Clabuesch after various blogs and websites claimed that the company had “quick-gaveled” a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that Clabuesch sold at one of the auctions, thus allowing it to be sold for less than its expected value. Clabuesch denied posting any of the comments. On Jan. 9, 2008, the parties reached a settlement that apparently included a financial payment.
Links and Court Documents:
Settlement statement: http://www.barrett-jackson.com/statement/