Lawsuit: Computers Removed from Judge Strickland Saffold's Courtroom

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold saga continues.  Cuyahoga County administrators removed computers from the judge's courtroom today.

This comes under a subpoena from the Cleveland Plain Dealer Lawsuit.

The judge is suing the PD after comments were released that were traced back to the judge's email account.

The claim is seeking $25 million in damages and another $25 million punitive damages against paper, its parent company Advance Publications, Inc., and the various entities responsible for

The complaint alleges the Plain Dealer, its editor Susan Goldberg, and unknown reporters conspired with the entities that controlled the confidential registration information, including Cleveland Live LLC, Advance Internet Inc., and Advance Publications, Inc. to release information that was promised to be anonymous.

The Privacy Statement on provides that "personally identifying information is protected" and contains promises to "protect your privacy."

Some of those comments slammed Attorney Rufus Sims. He's the lawyer for suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell.

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